The Healing Library

The Healing Library @ Seymour Library is a new collection in the Children’s Room. The Healing Library is a set of free resources that allow a library to create and lend a kit of materials and picture books that assist families in healing during periods of trauma. Seymour Library offers three kits focusing on “tough” topics that families can use together at home. Materials for the kits were developed by librarian Megan Emery of Chattanooga Public Library in consultation with Bonnie Thomas, a cognitive behavioral therapist with a focus on art and play based therapy, David Moorhead, a children’s librarian at Lewiston Public Library, and Kirsten Cappy of Curious City, a children’s literature advocate.

Our kits: