The first in a three-part series of Sensory Sensitive Sundays is planned for June 3 at the Downers Grove Public Library. The library will open at noon, an hour earlier than usual, to give children with special needs and their families a chance to explore the library on their own terms.  Children can look for books or movies and play in the Kids room with their parents and siblings.


Children’s Department Manager Allyson Renell explained, “The library can be unpredictable and overwhelming, especially for children who have sensory processing sensitivities and other special needs. By setting aside this hour exclusively for families with special needs children, we hope to provide a positive experience that is both accommodating, welcoming, and encourages future library visits.”


The lobby will also be open where new movies, music and books are located for the whole family to browse and check out. These events are open to the public; no library card is needed.


Please register for the June 3 event starting May 20 by calling (630) 960-1200 ext. 4279 or online at Additional Sensory Sensitive Sundays are planned for July 8 and August 5 from noon to 1:00 p.m. Register two weeks before.