About the Sensory Space

Danbury Library’s Sensory Space is equipped with a range of furniture and items that provide visual, tactile, auditory, and proprioceptive stimuli.

The purpose of the space is to provide an environment that offers the opportunity to manage stress and anxiety, work through emotions, explore the senses, and improve focus.

Individuals of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate within the space.

Reserving the Sensory Space

A reservation is required to use the Sensory Space.
It is available for reservation during normal library operating hours.

The room can be reserved in 1-hour increments for up to 2 hours per day.

Children 12 and younger MUST be accompanied by a parent or caregiver and cannot be left unattended in the room.

The space is open to anyone who would find it supportive, but please keep in mind that it is not a general play area.

Please be sure to read the policy in full before your visit and to check in at the Junior Information desk when you arrive.

Things to Know

  • Recommended group size is fewer than 6 people
  • Food/drink is not permitted
  • Shoes may be removed, but socks must be worn at all times
  • A library card is not required – but we encourage you to get one!

Sensory Space PolicyAppointment Request

Sensory Space Equipment:

Infinity Tunnel

LED lights create the illusion that you’re peering into a never-ending infinity tunnel. Control the effects and change the tunnel’s colors by changing the mode or pressing the switches.

LED Color Column

Choose one of the eight programs that auto-rotate through an endless rainbow of colors that swirl, move and bounce. You can also set the column to glow a single color. Both options create a calming and mesmerizing atmosphere and can help to develop visual attention and color recognition skills.

Color Changing Light Panel

Change the four light-up panels with your voice or by making any sound. You can also use the remote to change the color and encourage eye-tracking and color recognition.

Fiber Optic Strands

Strands constantly change colors to encourage visual engagement and can be bent into cool shapes or draped on the body for tactile and proprioceptive input.

Vibroacoustic Relaxer Chair

Distributes body weight evenly and instantly encourages relaxation. Connect your phone or tablet to the amplifier receiver and select your favorite music and the relaxer becomes a vibroacoustic therapy tool. The amount of vibration is adjustable with the choice of music and the base selection.

White Noise Machine

Emits 30 soothing sounds including white and brown noise, nature sounds, fan sounds and lullabies. Softly glows in 7 different colors.

Flexible Seating

Have a seat in the low-to-the-floor rocking chair great for gentle rocking or sit on the flat or bumpy textured side of a wobble cushion.

Fidget Toys

Ask at the Junior Desk for the bin of sensory items to use inside the sensory space.

Weighted Stuffed Animals

Fuzzy creatures specially designed to function as comforting companions. These cuddly friends can provide a sense of security, relieve stress, and sharpen focus.

Noise Reduction Headphones

Lightweight yet powerful, these adjustable headphones block out extraneous noise, but still allow you to hear and participate in nearby conversations. Reduce noise up to 20 decibels. Disposable covers available.

Beanbag Lounger

It’s like sitting on a big comfy cloud! Shaped like a giant bean, the foam-filled seat provides calming sensory input. It makes for a cozy spot to read, relax or wind down.

Sensory Mood Shapes

Using the remote control, you can choose one of 16 different colors or set to fade smoothly through the entire spectrum of shades from a cool ultra-violet to a warm red.

Equipment Suggestion

Want to add something new to the Sensory Space? Fill out our online form and we will consider your suggestion!