In addition to the nine storytime sessions held at the Manhattan Public Library each week, a Sensory Storytime has been developed to benefit those children who are less comfortable in larger groups. Sensory Storytimes are limited to 12 participants creating a calmer atmosphere for children ages 10 and under who are on the autism spectrum or are sensitive to sensory overload.
Jennifer Bergen, Youth Services Manager, describes the Sensory Storytime as an option for children to engage in reading activities where librarians will use preschool-level books, appropriate songs and movements.
Both evening and morning sessions are available. Please register by using the links below or by contacting the library at (785) 776-4741 ext. 400.
Additional sessions will be offered in the spring of 2018.