Inclusive Services

Inclusive Services at BPL provides unique programs for children and teens with and without disabilities. Fostering an inclusive environment, we open our doors to all children, parents, caregivers, and educators.

Learn about supporting grieving children. Check out these resources for all ages and these picture books and middle grade books for kids and these books for teens

April is Autism Acceptance Month. Check out our book recommendations for fiction and nonfiction books for children, teens, and adults.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Read and Play

Thu, Apr 25 1:00pm
Saratoga Library

ADHD autism developmental disabilities

Hear stories, make friends and play at our inclusive story time.  For children birth to age 5 with and without disabilities. 

ASL Interpretation available upon advanced request.

Saratoga downstairs meeting room

After School Stories

Thu, Apr 25 4:30pm
Saratoga Library

ADHD autism developmental disabilities

Come and hear stories, sing songs, and make something fun! For children 6-12 years old with and without disabilities. Group size limited to 12. A parent or caregiver must accompany children. ASL Interpretation available upon advanced request. 

Saratoga downstairs programming…

Music for Autism presenta: Los Cuatro Amigos, un concierto bilingüe

Sat, Apr 27 1:00pm
Sunset Park Library

ADHD autism developmental disabilities

Únase a nosotros para un concierto gratuito, interactivo y en persona ¡amigable para personas con autismo! Los Cuatro Amigos es una banda vibrante que combina los diversos talentos de Marilyn Castillo, Mario Mota Magno, George Sáenz and Anna García, en una fusión cautivante de sonidos…

Music for Autism Presents: Los Cuatro Amigos

Sat, Apr 27 1:00pm
Sunset Park Library

ADHD autism developmental disabilities

Los Cuatro Amigos is a vibrant band blending diverse musical talents into a captivating fusion of Latin alternative sounds! Mexican-American singer/songwriter Marilyn Castillo's forthcoming debut album, "Chicana en Nueva York," reflects Castillo's personal journey in the city, showcasing her…

ASL Storytime with Gregor

Mon, Apr 29 3:30pm
Saratoga, Meeting Room

Events for Youth and Family Inclusive Services multilingual

Welcome to a storytime in your language! Deaf performer Gregor is excited to share ASL fun with early learners and their families. Each session will contain an interactive mix of stories, movement, music, and rhymes for bilingual families and curious learners! (Ages 0-4)

Read and Play

Tue, Apr 30 1:00pm
Flatlands Library

ADHD autism developmental disabilities

Hear stories, make friends and play at our inclusive story time.  For children birth to age 5 with and without disabilities. 

ASL Interpretation available upon advanced request.

After School Stories/Garden Club

Tue, Apr 30 4:30pm
Flatlands Library

ADHD autism developmental disabilities

Come and hear stories, sing songs, make something fun, and work in the garden! For children 6-12 years old with and without disabilities. Group size limited to 12. A parent or caregiver must accompany children. ASL Interpretation available upon advanced request.

Navigating Your Child's Disability: One-to-One Expert Assistance Is Here!

Wed, May 1 10:00am
Flatlands Library

ADHD autism developmental disabilities

Navigating Your Child’s Disability: One-to-One Assistance Is Here!Wednesday, May 110:00 am -1:00 pm

On the phone with Ruth DiRoma from INCLUDEnyc

Many situations require the assistance of an expert. We can provide one-to-one help for you and your child with the following:

Bussing504…

Read and Play

Wed, May 1 1:00pm
Greenpoint Library

ADHD autism developmental disabilities

Hear stories, make friends and play at our inclusive story time.  For children birth to age 5 with and without disabilities. 

ASL Interpretation available upon advanced request.

Greenpoint Eco Lab 1.  

Read and Play

Wed, May 1 1:00pm
Sunset Park Library

ADHD autism developmental disabilities

Hear stories, make friends and play at our inclusive story time.  For children birth to age 5 with and without disabilities. 

ASL Interpretation available upon advanced request.

One-on-One Expert Assistance

Many situations require the assistance of an expert. We can provide one-to-one help for you and your child with the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, early childhood services and programs, transition planning, navigating systems, including Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, and others. First Wednesday of every month, 10am to 1pm

 

Social Stories

Download our Social Story [PDF} on going to the library and watching a movie, and keep an eye out for new Stories uploaded to this space!

 

Facilities

Inclusive Services is located in two barrier-free BPL libraries and online. Our equipment makes the library experience accessible to children with different abilities. Cube chairs, mats for floor play, positioning cushions, and adaptive toys are available. For information about adaptive technology, please call 718-253-4948.

Central Library: 10 Grand Army Plaza, 917-751-4890.

Flatlands Library: 2065 Flatbush Ave., 718-253-4948

Greenpoint Library: 107 Norman Ave at Leonard St., 718-389-4394

Saratoga Library: 8 Thomas S. Boyland St., 718-573-5293

Sunset Park Library: 5108 4th Ave., 718-230-2255