21 Jun, 2024

Adapted Library – Summer Programs

Adapted Library supports neurodivergent access to library programs: adapted programs are sensory-friendly and targeted towards the needs of neurodivergent children, teens, adults and their families/caregivers. Neurodivergent includes autism spectrum disorder, Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette’s and other developmental and learning disabilities.   Registration is now open for Adapted Library programs. For more information and registration details, […]

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SNAP Science Explorers at Home: Dancing Cranberries

Welcome to SNAP (Special Needs and Autism-Friendly Programs) Science Explorers – At Home edition! Plano Public Library brings you an at-home version of a STEAM activity that you might see at our SNAP Science Explorers program. Keep reading for an introduction to the topic and activity as well as step-by-step instructions (with pictures).  Dancing Cranberries Do you ever wonder why soda […]

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SNAP Storytime at Home: Space

Welcome to a special edition of SNAP Storytime at Home! SNAP refers to Special Needs and Autism-Friendly Programming, a category that includes a selection of specialty programs for a very important audience. Keep reading to see the books, movement activity, and rhyming activity that will let you create your very own SNAP storytime experience at home.  Storytime Theme Today’s storytime is all about Space.  What can […]

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SNAP Calming Activities At Home: Guided Breathing Exercises

Welcome to SNAP Calming Activities – At Home edition! We are providing you with the tools to create your own Special Needs and Autism-Friendly Programming (SNAP) within your own household. In this post, we are talking about breathing exercises.   Breathing is important! Your entire body relies on oxygen, which is transmitted by breath. According to the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, breathing can also help you relax when […]

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SNAP Science Explorers at Home: Build a Monster

Welcome to SNAP (Special Needs and Autism-Friendly Programs) Science Explorers – At Home edition! Plano Public Library brings you an at-home version of a STEAM activity that you might see at our SNAP Science Explorers program. Keep reading for an introduction to the topic and activity as well as step-by-step instructions (with pictures).   Build a Monster Even though monsters can sometimes be […]

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SNAP Storytime at Home: Colors

Welcome to SNAP Storytime at Home! SNAP refers to Special Needs and Autism-Friendly Programming, a category which includes a selection of specialty programs for a very important audience. Keep reading to see the books, flannel activity, and movement activity that will let you create your very own SNAP storytime experience at home.   Read About the Topic & Activity Today’s SNAP Storytime is […]

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SNAP Science Explorers at Home: Sensory Bins

Welcome to SNAP Science Explorers – At Home edition! Plano Public Library brings you an at-home version of a STEAM activity that you might see at our SNAP Science Explorers program. Keep reading for an introduction to Sensory Bins as well as step-by-step instructions (with pictures). About Sensory Bins Understanding how your growing child learns is an important way to ensure your […]

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