Library Opens Sensory Room

A peek inside the new sensory room, available during regular library hours for booking at the Reference Desk.

Library Opens Sensory Room

Designed for individuals with sensory disorders, autism, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, the sensory room at Huntington City-Township Public Library opened for public use on Dec. 4, 2023.

This room was funded in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Huntington County and the AWS Foundation of Fort Wayne, and is a converted study room fitted with seating, sensory items, interactive activities and more.

For information on the Community Foundation, visit their website here.

For information on the AWS Foundation, visit their website here.

During regular library hours the sensory room can be booked at the Reference Desk. There can be two people in the room at a time for 30-minute sessions. Individuals 18 and up must present their ID or library card to reserve the room.

Anyone under 13 must have an accompanying adult (parent or authorized caregiver) to book and use the room. Ages 13-15 can be alone in the room but an adult must book it for them. Ages 16-17 can book and use the room with their library card without an adult present.

The sensory room was added due to an identified need for this service in the community, and is the latest in a variety of meeting rooms and spaces that can be reserved at the library for public and/or private use.

For more information, call the library at 260-356-0824 or send an email to

Complete information on the sensory room, including the room policy and booking form, can be found on the Sensory Room page.