Penn Yan Public Library complies with all state and federal laws and regulations in regard to accessibility, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  We do not discriminate on the basis of disability in access to or administration of the services and activities we offer to the public.

We are always working hard to make sure that everyone feels welcome to the range of offerings available in our building, around our area, and online, in pursuit of our mission “to awaken and satisfy curiosity in the individual, thus enriching the community.”

The following is a non-exhaustive list of accessibility features and services available at Penn Yan Public Library.

Sensory Inclusion

  • Sensory-friendly circulating kits (Gross Motor Movement, Self-Calming, Letters & Shapes)
  • Small rotating collection of Braille and/or tactile youth books
  • Large print books for adults and youth readers
  • Magnifying glasses available upon request
  • Large print keyboard and trackball mouse available for public computer use
  • Audiobooks for adults and youth readers
  • Access to e-books and e-audiobooks, with a variety of accessibility features, via Libby
  • Access to New York State Talking Books library
  • Virtual programming (live and recorded)

Mental Health Inclusion

  • Frequent visits from certified therapy dogs
  • Programming on mental health and wellness topics

Physical Ability Inclusion

  • Large print keyboard and trackball mouse available for public computer use
  • Home delivery service of library materials
  • Access to e-books and e-audiobooks, with a variety of accessibility features, via Libby
  • Reading stands available upon request
  • Accessible-friendly dimensions in bathrooms, and around the building
  • Automatic entrances and exits
  • Ramps
  • Virtual programming (live and recorded)

Miscellaneous

  • Changing tables in both restrooms
  • Instructional support for computer use

How are we doing? What can we do to make the library more accessible to more people? Contact us at info@pypl.org and let us know.