KultureCity Certified + Sensory Storytime

The Georgetown Public Library is proud to announce that we are a certified KultureCity location! What does this mean?

KultureCity is a nonprofit focused on using their resources to revolutionize and effect change in the community for those with sensory needs. Staff at the library have undergone training, signage alerting people to quiet and noisy areas has been hung throughout the building, and sensory bags equipped with noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, and verbal cue cards are available at each desk for check out. A Comfort Room in the kid’s area has been outfitted with soft furniture, soft lighting, and other tools to provide a soothing atmosphere for those who are experiencing sensory overload. Sensory bags and the Comfort Room are available for all ages.

The Georgetown Public Library is the first library in the Austin metroplex to achieve this certification. We wanted to be more inclusive, kind, and thoughtful towards our entire service population while providing the most comfortable and accommodating experience possible.

To help those with sensory challenges, you can view the social story about the GPL on the KultureCity website and app, to get an idea of what it is like to visit the Library on any given day.

Sensory Storytime

The Library is also hosting special sensory storytimes for children with autism spectrum and sensory-processing needs. This interactive storytime emphasizes socialization, freedom of movement, and sensory engagement through storytelling, song and rhyme, and free play.

Siblings are welcome to join in. Caregiver attendance is required. Sensory Storytimes are posted on the Library events calendar.

For more information visit https://library.georgetown.org/storytime/ or call the library at 512.930.3551