Morden's sensory library awaiting its ribbon-cutting opening.
From magical forest seating and grass carpets to paintings of beloved book characters, the children’s library is the first of its kind in the borough.
Morden library has transformed its children’s area into a space that appeals to the senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing – all helping to improve communication skills and encourage reading, giving children somewhere fun to learn.
Sensory resources on offer include:
- Forest sounds and smells
- Sensory play equipment
- Magical forest seating and furniture
- Themed story-times
- Arts and crafts activities
Mayor of Merton Councillor Mary Curtin said: “I am delighted to open the borough’s first children’s sensory library. I am really pleased that our children and their families will benefit from this new area.”
Merton Council’s cabinet member for community and culture, Councillor Nick Draper, added: “Libraries are no longer just a place to sit in silence and read a book – they are also community areas where people can learn, play and explore. The new sensory library is another illustration of Merton as a great place for families. Our award-winning library service goes from strength to strength and we are thrilled that we are finding innovative ways to help children learn to read and build their communication skills, giving them the best foundations to develop.”