Berks County Public Libraries launches a new Accessibility and Supportive Learning Collection, containing games and activities curated for young learners with adaptive learning needs.
“Our goal in creating this collection is to offer adaptive learning tools closer to home,” stated Amy Resh, system administrator for Berks County Public Libraries.
The idea evolved from a patron request earlier this year. The patron, whose child utilizes accessible materials provided by the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled, was unable to receive materials through the mail due to closures from the coronavirus.
Berks County Public Libraries cardholders can borrow any of the 50+ items in the collection. Available kits include:
- Braille number and alphabet blocks
- Famous inventors problem-solving puzzles
- Magnetic phonics word building boards
- Tactile Connect 4 and Rummikub the original games with braille
- Video HD magnifier
- Young architects design blocks
Items in the collection will follow the same safety procedures as all other countywide lending materials. Kits will be properly cleaned and sanitized between checkouts and will be quarantined for at least 72 hours when returned to any Berks County Public Libraries location.
Additional information about the Accessibility and Supportive Learning Collection is available online at www.berkslibraries.org/kids/supportive-learning.