Grapevine Public Library is one of a kind: First sensory-inclusive certified library in Texas

Author: Sean Giggy


Photo: City of Grapevine

Libraries are supposed to be quiet places, but the Grapevine Public Library has done something that speaks volumes.

Earlier this summer the library became the first sensory-inclusive certified library in Texas. “We’re hoping more join us, ’cause it’s really a great thing to do,” said Grapevine library director Ruth Chiego.

It’s also quite necessary. One in six Americans has a sensory need.

That means, sometimes, being in public places like the library can be overwhelming. 

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