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Programs specifically designed for individuals with cognitive, physical or developmental challenges. Each program offers a calm environment for participants to experience, learn and play. 

Tot Programs
Ages: 2-5 years
Fee: $30/$25 Resident Discount
Location: Maidu Community Center

Bring your favorite grown up to create tot-friendly crafts. Explore different materials and textures as you make themed creations. Class includes 4 projects and an edible craft.

Back at the Barnyard
Little farmers make farm themed crafts, do some planting and make a homemade treat. Parent participation required. 
Friday, 9/15
9:30-10:30 am 11550
11:30 am-12:30 pm 11551

Fall Fun
Focus on the season of falling leaves, harvest and Thanksgiving. Parent participation required. 
Friday, November 17
9:30-10:30 am 11552
11:30 am-12:30 pm 11553

Library Programs

ASL Storytime
Fee: Free
Location: Downtown Library
Do you have a deaf, hard of hearing or signing child? Experience story time in American Sign Language and speech play to promote bonding and encourage language development in two modalities. Presented by PCOE Infant Program and Sign2Me Daycare. Parent participation required. Pre-registration not required. 

Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30 am
Visit to view calendar for specific dates.  

Intro to the Library
Ages: 5-17 years
Fee: Free
Location: Riley Library
Before the library opens to the public, take a tour, discover resources and enjoy a special adaptive story time. Registration required. Parent participation required. 

Friday, 9:00-10:00 am
11/3         11554
11/17       11555

Financial Literacy 
Ages: 13-17 years
Fee: Free
Location: Riley Library
Program specifically designed for teens with special needs. Different topics discussed at each program. Registration is limited. 
Monday, 4:00-5:00 pm
12/4          11556
12/11        11557
Sensory Events
Ages: All
Fee: $10 
Location: Maidu Community Center

Sensory Sensitive Fall Festival
Enjoy a range of sensory-friendly activities including pumpkin decorating and games. Parent participation required. 
Friday, October 13 
Location: Maidu Community Center

Tickets Here 12:00pm 
Tickets Here 1:15pm
Tickets Here 2:30pm
Tickets Here 3:45 pm

No refunds for ticketed events. 

Sensory Santa
Santa welcomes families with children who have autism and other special needs to enjoy the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa. Enjoy hands-on activities, games and crafts themed for the magic of the season. Parent participation required. 
Wednesday, December 13 
Location: Maidu Community Center

Tickets Here 12:00pm
Tickets Here 1:00pm
Tickets Here 2:00pm
Tickets Here 3:00pm

No refunds for ticketed events. 

Adaptive Swim Lessons

Roseville PRL offers Penguin swim lessons. These lessons are specially designed for children with mental, physical, or developmental disabilities. Skills are learned step-by-step so that each student can move from one level to another, comfortably. Safety and confidence in the water are the primary goals. Stroke techniques and more difficult skills follow.

To see the latest schedule visit

Adaptive Fitness

Be Well Roseville offers adaptive classes. Special modifications are made to ensure everyone can participate and enjoy the benefits of physical fitness.

(More information coming soon)

Sensory Kits

Did you know that PRL offers sensory kits? Participants may request to borrow a kit during programs. 

The benefits of fidget toys can help calm a person's nerves, relieve stress and serve as a distraction in an overstimulating environment. The toy pulls the user away from any particular stressful thought or situation and provides a temporary form of relief. 

Here's a peek at one of our kits:
sensory kit

Along with Sensory Kits, we can also provide noise canceling headphones to borrow during a program or event. 

The benefits of noise canceling for participants with sound sensory challenges is that the participant may be able to better handle loud or chaotic environments.  


How to request use:
Both sensory kits and headphones are provided upon request in all adaptive & inclusive programs. To request use of either during the program, email [email protected]. In the email include the course/event name, date and participant's name. Requests must be received two business days prior to the start of the program.

Inclusive Programming

PRL offers inclusive programming in all we do. If an individual is interested in participating in a non-specified adaptive program, however, needs some type of accommodation to ensure a great experience, please let us know. 

Below is a link to an Accommodation Request Form. This form allows staff to gain more information, and be prepared to make the necessary accommodation in the program.

Accommodation Request Form

**Depending on the type of accommodation requested, this may take a few weeks to process. Please allow enough time for review and coordination. 

Adaptive Resources at the Library

To view what types of assistive technology our libraries offer, click here

All assistive technology must be checked out to a library patron. They are in-library use only and must be returned by the end of the day.