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Email: katherine@lyonsregionallibrary.com  
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Katherine Weadley is the Director of Lyons Regional Library District in the small creative, nature-centered, intellectual and outdoorsy town of Lyons. I have worked in both academic and public libraries. I earned my MLIS from the University of Denver.

Build a Robot and Add It to Your Staff

Robots have arrived at the library. The newest staff member at Longmont Public Library in Colorado is a robot prototype named Bibli. It can tell a story, answer patron’s questions, and show patrons where materials are located within a limited amount of space. Bibli was built for this library to engage with library patrons–especially those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)—and explore partnering with industry.

colorful building blocks

Special Access Browsing for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Special Access Browsing is an after-hours program designed for kids on the Autism spectrum and their families. Our library opens up its Children and Teen Services Department when the library is normally closed just for this patron population. We also try to offer a craft or program at the same time. Our Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community has responded well to these events.