Sensory Break Room Guidelines

Photo of a room with dim lighting, comfortable seats, and calming items like pillows.

This calming space is for children 17 and younger who are having difficulty managing their emotions or behavior and need a quiet space. With the help of an adult, children can regulate their emotions in this room and then use the rest of the library. 

  • Please limit visits to 20 minutes, and be considerate if others are waiting.
  • A responsible parent or caregiver, 18 or older, must stay in the room with the child.
  • Everything in the room remains in the room. Please put things away after using them, and tell a staff member if something is broken or needs attention.
  • Library technology, such as tablets and computers, is to be used outside the room.
  • If you need supportive items outside the Sensory Break Room, ask for a sensory kit or an activity bin at the Kids Desk.
  • Please ask staff if you need assistance.