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For Patrons with Learning, Cognitive, or Developmental Disabilities

The Library offers sensory-friendly programming for all  ages. To learn more, see our programs below, or email Children of all abilities—whether neurotypical or not—are welcome at all of our programs. 


NYPL offers a range of programs to suit adults with learning, cognitive or developmental disabilities, from movie screenings to computer skills classes. The Library also offers sensory-friendly programming for children—all interactive and designed to engage kids through music, movement, stories, and sensory activity play. 

  • Find programs and classes for adults.
  • Find sensory-friendly events for children.


Access these databases with your library card, from home or at a branch.

  • Bookflix: Browse an online literary resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction ebooks to build a love of reading and learning.
  • tumblebooks: Watch your favorite picture books come alive with animated illustrations and text that highlights as it is read aloud to you.

Interested in bringing a class to the library?  Class visits can be arranged. Contact your local library  directly or email