Halifax-South Boston Public Library

Sensory Room


What is a Sensory Space?

The hustle and bustle of everyday life can sometimes be overwhelming, especially to a person with autism spectrum disorder or certain learning disabilities. The purpose of a sensory room is to provide a calm environment to relieve anxiety that comes with overwhelm. A sensory space also allows for certain kinds of interventions and therapies.

How To Reserve the Space

Reservations can be made in advance by calling the South Boston Public Library at (434) 575-4228. Appointments are thirty minutes long, however, if there is time available the session can be extended to an hour. Walk-ins are accepted, but may be subject to waiting until the space is available.


Rules And Regulations

  • Reservations must be made in advance, and parties must arrive on time. If they are 15 minutes late, they must make a new reservation at the front desk.
  • When making a reservation, please specify if you would prefer high sensory or low sensory.
  • Parents/Legal Guardians must be with their child(ren) at all times in the sensory room.
  • No Drinks or Food are allowed in the sensory room.
  • Cleaning supplies will be available in the room to clean up after use.
  • Please be respectful of the space, any items that are damaged or broken will be replaced or paid for by the patrons using the space.
  • When you leave, please let the front desk know.


  • Hours

    South Boston Branch
    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 am to 6 pm.

    Tuesday & Thursday from 11:30 am to 8 pm.

    Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

    Halifax Branch
    Monday from 11:30 am to 8 pm.

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 am to 6 pm.

    Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

  • Upcoming events

  • Find us

    South Boston Branch
    509 Broad St.
    South Boston, VA 24592

    Halifax Branch
    177 South Main St.
    Halifax, VA 24558 webmaster@halifaxlibrary.org