This session will introduce participants to The Healing Library (THL) – lendable kits of healing for families who have experienced trauma. The free resources to create these kits include the following topics: The Death of a Loved One, The Death of a Pet, Separation & Divorce, and Alzheimer’s & Your Family.
In addition to discussing these free resources, we’ll also touch on how they can benefit your community through Social Emotional Learning. Finally, we’ll talk about how to scale a kit’s size to work for any library lending setup.

We’ll cover:
What is THL and who is creating these resources
What’s included in each kit
Brief overview of Social Emotional Learning
Examples of how kits support Social Emotional Learning
Topics available as free downloads
Kits currently available for sale
Making it work in any library
Grant language available on our website


Original broadcast December 12, 2019 

Biography ~ Megan Emery
Megan Emery has been working in public libraries for over 13 years in three states; most recently as Experience Designer & Coordinator for the Chattanooga Public Library’s 4th Floor Maker Space and Teen Department. She’s the author of Cooking Up Library Programs Teens & Tweens Will Love: Recipes for Success and a two time winner of the YALSA’s Writing Award. When she’s not geeking out over library stuff you can find her dancing with her new baby, sneaking treats to her dog and cat, or cooking yummy stuff to share with her husband.