Service Alert

All library services will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth. Early voting will still be available at Riverfront Library and Will Library from 9am-5pm.

Sensory Room

What is the Sensory Room?
The Sensory Room is a space to help calm, focus or stimulate its users. The furniture, equipment and lighting will provide support to assist with self-regulation through a specific sensory experience and allow users to be their best selves.

Who is the Sensory Room for?
The Sensory Room is for everyone but is designed to provide users and their caregivers of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), developmental disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), cerebral palsy, memory loss, dementia and sensory processing disorders with a safe learning environment that also meets their sensory needs. The Sensory Room is also available for class visits and trips by organizations that serve children, teens and adults with special needs.

How do I Reserve the Sensory Room?
Accessing the Sensory Room is easy. The Sensory Room is available in 15 minute reservations per user per day; reservations can be made by visiting our website www.ypl.org. Patrons can find the Sensory Room by browsing our Services menu or going directly to www.ypl.org/sensoryroom and selecting the date and time you wish to reserve. Please speak with a staff member when you arrive and they’ll open the door for you; please note that some equipment may only be available upon request. Children and teens must be accompanied by a caregiver. Schools and organizations that wish to organize a group trip or schedule activities should contact the Riverfront Children’s Department at 914-337-1500 x427 or 914-375-7958 or email at rivchildrens@ypl.org.

What is in the Sensory Room?
The Sensory Room features furniture, equipment and tools that were carefully selected to provide users with a visually stimulating, tactile, soothing and interactive experience. The following pages contain information about what you will find in the Sensory Room. Please don’t hesitate to ask a staff member if you need help or can’t find a particular item.