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Checking Out Books and Materials at the Library Social Story


These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of the library to individuals with autism.

A library card from a Free Library of Philadelphia is shown in the center of the image.

When I find a book I would like to take home, I need to show my library card to borrow the book.

A boy stands next to a large stack of books. A woman in a wheelchair on the left says,

There may be a limit to the number of things I can borrow at one time. There may also be a limit to how many times I can check something out.

A receipt with the author, title, floor and section of the book, and due date.

Library staff will give me a receipt that has a return date for the book on it.

A house is shown in the center of the image.

Then I can take the book home.

A building with the words

When the book is due I will return it to the library.

A boy stands to the right of a stack of books sitting on a desk with a computer. A woman in a wheelchair sits at the desk.

Once I return the book, I can take out more books or other materials.

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This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.