The Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is pleased to offer a new Healing Library Box for families, which will be available for check out on Friday, January 15th.
In November, The Branigan Library partnered with The Healing Library to bring materials designed to assist families dealing with a trauma navigate and personalize their journey toward healing. The boxes include books, conversation starters, activities, and community engagement ideas geared toward helping families deal with a range of difficult situations. The new box that will be available for check out is Death of a Loved One. Other Healing Library Boxes available in the collection include Death of a Pet, Divorce & Separation, Alzheimer's & Your Family, and COVID-19.
Library card patrons can check-out The Healing Library boxes for three weeks. The boxes may also be placed on hold (just like books and DVDs) using your library card. Healing Library boxes include a checklist to assist patrons in returning all the box's elements and a pricelist for replacing these elements if lost or damaged.
The Healing Library is a project that started in the Fall of 2016 as a conversation between Kirsten Cappy of Curious City, a company which creates promotional experiences and materials for children's books, and Megan Emery, then a student at Syracuse University earning her MLIS.
The Healing Library project became a series of kits designed to make a family's journey of healing following a trauma easier to navigate and personalize.
For more information or to register for the program, contact the Children’s Department at (575) 528-4225 or email@example.com.
This document can be made available in alternative formats by calling 575/528-4102 (voice) or 575/528-4008 (TTY) If you require an accommodation for a disability to participate in this event, call the library at 575/528-4102 (voice) or 575-528.4008 (TTY) at least 48 hours in advance.