Discover a world of resources through The Living Room of the City, for a range of abilities.
Palmerston North City Library is going to be at the Navigate Your Future Disability Expo in Palmerston North on 16 May 2018. We'll be there from 11 am - 3 pm to show you what the library has to offer.
Not able to make it to the expo in person but still want to see what we have?
We have a range of materials covering the range of picture books, stories, information books, databases, ebook and eaudiobooks, and much more. So whether you want to have stories to help children understand, gain parenting strategies (ask us about our parenting collection), learn new strategies for yourself, find a new way to read a book when print books are too much, or find a service or product (home service, get well bags), you'll likely find it at the Library.
Our Parenting Living Room is a hidden treasure trove of helpful resources. Some titles you'll find there include:
Babymoves for the child with special needs by Marianne Hermsen-van Wanrooy
The ADHD Workbook for Kids by Lawrence E. Shapiro, PH.D.
All dogs have ADHD by Kathy Hoopmann
Isaac and his Amazing Asperger Superpowers! by Melanie Walsh
The gifts of Autism A-Z by Katherine Uher
Autism by Louise Spilsbury
I am an Aspie Girl by Danuta Bulhak-Paterson
What in the World is a Disability by Debbie Roome
Summer's Story Living with Epilepsy by Andy Glynne and Salvador Maldonado
Proud to be Deaf by Ava, Lilli and Nick Beese
Our Health & Wellbeing Living Room is full of materials from healthy eating, exercise, and parenting. Some titles you'll find there include:
Older adults and autism spectrum conditions by Wenn Lawson
Safety skills for Asperger women by Liane Holliday Willey, EdD
The conscious parent's guide to Asperger's Syndrome by William Stillman
The Hearing-Loss Guide by John M. Burkey
Living and Coping with Epilepsy, My Way by Cara Coles
Want to explore databases for more information?
The Health & Wellness Resource Centre through Gale, provides authoritative, up-to-date information on health topics. Better health begins at the library.
Looking for funding? givMe offers access to more than 4,000 scholarships, awards and grants for individuals. givUs offers access to more than 1,200 resource opportunities for community, voluntary organisations and clubs.
We also have books in different formats to help you enjoy reading.
Did you know we have books great for dyslexic readers? They are printed on tinted paper. Couple of titles include:
Worry angels by Sita Brahmachari
The Valentine's Day Kitten by Cathy Hopkins
The Knights of the Drop-Leaf Table by Faye Umansky
We have ebooks and eaudiobooks through 3 different platforms: Borrowbox, ePukapuka (we recommend using the Libby app), and Wheelers. Download the app through the App Store or Google Play, sign up with your library card, and access material for free. Enlarge the size of the text, the colour of the page, slow down the speed of speaking, or make it dyslexic friendly. So many options to allow you and others to enjoy the pleasure of reading.
Chat with staff in your library on how to find materials that are:
Dyslexic-friendly or dyslexia-friendly
High interest-low vocabulary books
Hint: To find films in our collection, use the keyword of "hearing impaired" or "audio description" to find DVDs with the written descriptions or audio descriptions options.