Children with additional needs
We have a range of resources for children (and teens):
Handmade by the charity Bag Books, these are simple stories with accompanying objects presented in a large box. All the objects relate to the story, and children can interact with them using their senses. These story boxes can be reserved for free via our Library catalogue, see 'suggested reads' (under Children, Equality and Diversity) or the 'Multi-sensory stories list' in 'downloads'.
We aim to make our libraries as friendly and accessible as possible and to support customers who may need extra help when they are visiting. We have children's books about autism as well as children's titles featuring characters with autism, see suggested reads for children (under Equality and Diversity). Autism books for parents can be found in suggested reads for adults.
All our libraries have children's audiobooks on CD, specific titles can be reserved and borrowed for free
eAudiobooks - borrow eAudiobooks for free.
We have a small collection of children's large print books, if interested please email us at email@example.com.
eBooks, where font size can be adjusted. eBooks can be borrowed for free from our libraries
Packs for children with additional needs (www.booktrust.org.uk) - these are for children aged 0-5 years old who are deaf, blind, or partially sighted, or for children with conditions affecting fine motor skills. These are free packs containing two children's books plus guidance for parents and carers about books with their children. If you have, or work with, a child that may benefit from a pack email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with 'FAO Wiltshire Bookstart Co-ordinator' in the subject line.
We have a small collection of dual language picture books in English and other languages.
We have a very small collection of books for older children and in non-English languages, including Ukrainian.
For more information about any of our resources for children with additional needs please email email@example.com.