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St. Michael's House Learning Resource Centre and Library
St Michael’s House Library and Resource Centre holds over 5,000 books and subscribes to 25 journals on intellectual disability, Autism and related subjects. The lending library is open to our service users, families and staff and all are welcome to call in and borrow up to 3 books on loan for a 3-week period. To check if a book is available or to search for books by subject please click on the catalogue link.
To request a book or article, please email Patsy Carton at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the library directly 01 8840218.
Parent and Family Section
In this section we have books for parents and siblings, for example, parenting a child with special needs, sibling relationships, child development, disability awareness etc. Also in our child development section we have books on child psychology, social stories, social skills training and understanding and living with disability
Assistive Technology Centre
We hold a good selection of educational software adapted for special needs. Most recently we have purchased ipads with educational apps selected by our Home Teachers and Speech and Language team. Parents are welcome to call to the library and try some of the apps on the ipads with their children
Service User Selection
This area has a range of books covering a wide variety of topics that have been selected by our service users.
We have a wide selection of children’s story books including our sensory stories developed by our Home Teachers. All are available for parents to take out on loan
Our Sensory Stories are stories especially designed for children with Intellectual disabilities. They are stories in a box with props that appeal to the senses: smell , touch , sound, sight and taste. The boxes in circulation were designed by the Home Teachers Mairead Naughton and Maria Nolan with volunteer support and sponsorship by KPMG. The Award Winning Stories are available on loan to all families from the Library.