Introducing the Youth and Adult Accessibility Collections

Items in the new Accessibility Collections for Youth and Adults are now available to borrow.

The goal of the Accessibility Collections is to support Library users of all ages, abilities, and diverse learning and development needs to be successful in the Library and the community.

The collections are designed to support a variety of skills including:

  • Mobility and motor skills
  • Emotions and expression
  • Signing and communication
  • Vision and perception
  • Hearing and filtering
  • Learning and focus

We are grateful to those of you who offered suggestions of what we should initially include in the collections based on your experience as parents, caregivers, teachers, learning behavior specialists, and community members.

We will be adding to the collections throughout the summer and continue to welcome your feedback. Be sure to visit the Library, borrow the kits, and let us know what else would be meaningful to have in the Accessibility Collections that would help you or someone you know. To share your thoughts, visit

The Lake Forest Library Youth and Adult Accessibility Collections are made possible by a grant from The Buchanan Family Foundation.

Youth Collection

The Youth Collection can be found in grey backpacks in the nonfiction area of the Children's Library and includes items such as:

  • Self-regulation kit with fidget toy, noise-dampening headphones, balance cushion, and more
  • Braille kit with number and alphabet tiles, a high-interest book in braille, and an Uno card game
  • Let's Get Dressed kit with hands-on practice lacing, tying, zipping, buckling, and more


Adult Collection

The Adult Collection can be found in plastic cases near the Reference Desk on the main level and includes items such as:

  • Text reader pens
  • Personal amplifiers
  • Sensory fidget lap blankets
  • Digital magnifiers
  • Color corrective glasses
  • Large print playing cards
  • Large piece jigsaw puzzles