Sensory-friendly Sunday planned for library

PENDLETON — The Pendleton Community Public Library, 595 E. Water St., has worked with local special education teachers and an autism specialist to help set up a new way for autistic children to visit the library.

One Sunday each month, the library will be open an hour early for families concerned about noise levels or expectations at the library.

During this time, autistic children will be to explore the library and become comfortable in the environment.

“Our wish is that by allowing this time to acclimate, our new patrons will feel inclined and comfortable enough to return and visit the library on a regular basis during our normal business hours, as well,” children’s programming director Sara Hauser said.

The first hour is set from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14.

For more information on the program, call Hauser at 765-778-7527, ext. 115 or email her at