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EVPL partnering with Driving for Change, Sensory Inclusion to offer sensory- friendly bags at library locations

The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library is pleased to announce its partnership with Driving for Change, Sensory Inclusion to offer curated sensory-friendly bags for library users.

EVPL locations will begin offering sensory-friendly bags for library users to utilize during their visits. The bags include noise-canceling headphones, sensory activities, and more.

Driving for Change, Sensory Inclusion was founded by Evansville Day School Senior Tyler Myers. The initiative strives to connect individuals with sensory-friendly locations and items throughout the community. Tyler and his initiative finished in the top six finalists of the University of Evansville’s High School Changemaker Challenge.

“We are excited to announce this partnership with Driving for Change, Sensory Inclusion,” said EVPL CEO-Director Scott Kinney. “We recognize each person has their own sensory needs. Through our collaboration with Tyler, we hope these bags will assist in creating a welcoming library experience for all.”

EVPL Central is home to the library’s Sensory Room, a safe place for children with sensory processing differences or other challenging conditions in need of a calm, sensory- friendly space. EVPL also offers our monthly Sensory Storytime.

The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library has served our community for more than a century. With eight locations throughout Vanderburgh County, immediate access to hundreds of thousands of digital resources, and a dedicated team of library professionals, EVPL strives to create opportunities for you to discover, explore, and connect with your library. For more information, visit evpl.org.