Healing Library

The Healing library is collection of kits created to assist a family’s road to recovery from a trauma.

The Healing Library is a series of kits, available at your local library, designed to make a family’s journey of healing following a trauma easier to navigate and personalize.
Designed with the intention of being lent out by libraries the materials within these kits have a variety of materials and items to help explain and understand the hardships people may have endured or are going through.
Each Kit consists of a discussion guide with tips for discussing difficult subject matter as a family, an activities guide with art and play therapy activities to assist in expression, communication, and healing, a community helpers guide with national and local suggestions for resources within the community of people or organizations who may help further, and curated book suggestions with discussion guides providing observation and discussion to help with sharing books.
By providing this wide variety of materials as well as the books, the library allow families to explore their healing journey without the distraction of added research or shopping. Instead, families can simply share in the experience of healing while engaging in social emotional learning together.
Topics include “Death of a Pet,” “Separation & Divorce,” “Death of a Loved One,” “Alzheimer’s & Your Family,” “Incarceration,” and “Sexual Abuse”
Available at all four LDRL branches, these kits are geared toward healing and understanding and are available now.
Stop by your local branch today and check out what’s available.
The library would like to thank our generous sponsors for this project including Moberly Kiwanis Club, Paris Rotary, Paris Friends of the Library, United Way of Randolph County, and donations in honor of Bettie Bennett.

The following kits are currently available :

  • Death of a Pet

  • Separation & Divorce

  • Death of a loved one

  • Alzheimer’s and Your Family

  • Incarceration

  • Sexual Assault & Abuse

Each kit includes:

  • Discussion Questions

  • Activities

  • Community Resources

  • Book Collection & Discussion Guide

Kits are available all of the Little Dixie Regional Libraries branches