Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Special health collections in libraries: Only Connect readers report!

A faithful reader of this blog sent me the following information about, and photo (at right) of, the Kitchener Public Library's special collection about Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Our reader reports that the collection "was originally established by the Waterloo Wellington Autism Services. The library holds 54 titles (of over 800) that have been published in 2009 or 2010. This specialized health collection has just been moved from the Main Library (major renovations) to the Grand River Stanley Park branch." More information available here.

I was at KPL in 2009 - more general photos are here, in my Libraries, bookstores, and book-related set.

The readers' advisor in me can't click "publish" without recommending the following excellent novels featuring characters with autism spectrum disorders:
  • Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
  • The Way Things Look to Me by Roopa Farooki
  • The Bone People by Keri Hulme
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for featuring KPL's Autism Collection!

    In case any readers of your blog are interested in accessing items from the collection, customers from library systems other than Kitchener Public Library can request materials through their local public libraries via Interlibrary Loan.

    Just visit this link to our catalogue to see a list of what we have: http://books.kpl.org/search~S1/d?SEARCH=autism+collection&SUBMIT=Submit+Searc