The Martin County Library System’s new three-year strategic plan includes learning more about neurodivergent populations and developing sensory inclusive services.

The sensory bag seen above is available for use inside the library and contains tools to help reduce or alleviate stressors for patrons who visit. Visit your library's information desk to borrow a bag during your next visit.

Designed for the needs of autistic patrons or those with post-traumatic stress or sensory processing conditions, these bags contain:

  1. earmuffs for noise reduction,
  2. small weighted blanket,
  3. communication cards, 
  4. marble maze in soft fabric,
  5. spinning fidget tool, and
  6. squishy fidget tool.

The Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc. provided the funds and the bags were created by neurodivergent staff.