Our sensory calming room offers a quiet respite removed from the rest of the library. With open access during public hours, this room is available whenever you need a space to take a breath. It features calming equipment and furniture to create a quiet environment for a variety of sensory needs.
Special features at Sensory Calming Room
Music iPad with stereo speaker
SNAP projector with projection wheels
Various weighted lap pads and stuffed animals
Giant bean bag
Softplay Cozy Cave
Fiber optic cable wall sconce
Various textured fidgets
More about the Sensory Calming Room
Please be sure to check out our sensory room policy for library rules and procedures.
The Sensory Calming Room was purchased and supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-19-0034-19).
Jennifer is the Accessibility Services Coordinator at Durham County Library. She has a diverse background in public library work, theatre, and disability advocacy, and she’s excited to help make DCoL a more inclusive place for all. Jennifer especially loves creating programming accessible to the disability community, including everything from drama and art to STEAM and life skills. When away from the library, she enjoys seeing (and performing!) live comedy, crocheting, traveling, and reading.