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Sensory Toy Collection

Sensory Toy Collection at Kilkenny County Library

Kilkenny County Library Service maintains Toy and Sensory Resource collections at Kilkenny County Library Headquarters, John's Green House and  Ferrybank Library.

This service gives free access to specialised toys to assist children/students with special needs. Toys will be borrowed from the library on the advice of a designated professional and can be borrowed for a period of 3 weeks.


These toys have been selected with input from medical professionals and teachers working locally with children/students with special needs. The collection includes a wide range of toys and sensory resources including balance boards, scooter boards, writing aids, lacing beads, pattern blocks, board games to explore life skills, fidget mats, and soothing toys. These toys will aim to support the development of gross motor skills, fine motor skills and play and life skills. 

This new collection will allow Kilkenny County Library Service to become a more inclusive space as we can provide greater access to relevant collections and services which meet the needs of our local community.

Please click on link below to access the Toy catalogue

Kilkenny-County-Library-Service-Sensory-Toy-Collection-HIGH-RES-WEB.pdf (size 8.2 MB)

This collection has been funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs under the Capital Grant Scheme for Play and Recreation.

For further information about this new collection please contact 056 7794160 (Library Headquarters) or  051 897200 (Ferrybank Library) or email