Social stories are social learning tools, designed to help readers prepare for a certain task or activity. By including pictures and brief statements, social stories can minimize anxiety/uncertainty and help set expectations. This social story introduces friends to Indian Prairie Public Library. You can also read this story as a [downloadable PDF].
Me and My Library
This is my library, the Indian Prairie Public Library.
I visit the library with my parent, caregiver, or friends. I see other people at the library, so I try not to run or yell so we can all use the library together.
I go up the stairs or elevator to the Kids & Teens department.
This is the Kids & Teens department.
I make sure to stay with my adult in the library.
When I get to the Kids & Teens desk, I say hi to the librarians. I can also ask them for help.
If I need to go to the bathroom, there is one at the library for me to use.
At the library, I can look for books, movies, magazines, music, and more.
At the library, I can read.
At the library, I can play in LittleTown. I will share with other library friends here.
At the library, I can make a craft in the LittleShop. I will share with other library friends here.
At the library, I can play with the LEGO wall.
At the library, I can use a computer or an iPad.
At the library, I can go to storytime.
At the library, I can use a conference room if I need a quieter space.
At the library, I can check out materials.
When I’m ready to check out my materials, I take them to the express check-out.
I get out my library card and scan it. Now I’m ready to check out my materials.
I will be able to take my materials home and read or watch them for a couple of weeks.
When it’s time to leave, I say goodbye to the library, but I know I can come back on another day!
When I bring my books back from home, I place them in the book return on the first floor. Now other library friends can use them!
I love visiting the library!