Rotorua District Library opens new Multi-Sensory Room

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Rotorua District Library opens new Multi-Sensory Room.

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Photograph by Su Potter

Excerpt from The Daily Post

By Adriana Weber

"The Rotorua District Library's latest feature is lighting up children's faces.

A multisensory room, which features a series of fun, interactive activities made from state-of-the-art fibre optics, is now open on the ground floor of the library.

The room was the brainchild of a member of the public, Bev Emmerson, and has been a joint effort between the library, Friends of the Rotorua District Library and the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust.

It was designed for children with disabilities as a therapeutic sensory environment but was also for all children to enjoy.

The project has been a year in the making.

Library programmes co-ordinator Karisma Vala said she was thrilled with the room's popularity so far. "We've had nothing but positive feedback from the public. It's a great space for children to use, and provides a safe, therapeutic and stimulating environment for them ..."