Angie's Place offers a wide range of books that help children of all ages understand and cope with their hospital experience, reduce the trauma and stress of being in a hospital, and help them come to terms with their emotions. For example, children who may have difficulty expressing themselves might be able to find their feelings depicted in books, giving them a voice. Books can also simply give these young patients a pleasant diversion from the treatments they may

be receiving.

 

We are grateful to the local librarians who volunteer their time here, including Katie Midgely (upper right), the Children's Librarian from Sylvania Branch Library, and Carlye Seybold from Waterville Branch Library,

both branches of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library. David Putano, our music therapist, provides multi-sensory storytime.

Our new book is here!

Angie's Place has developed its own children's book entitled "Keep a Little Courage in Your Pocket" about the use of this children's hospital library for coping. Heartfelt and playful, it covers a wide range of children's hospital experiences and how Angie's Place can uplift young patients' spirits. It's written by Kate Schwan, our Child Life Specialist, and illustrated by Isaac Klunk.

Books That Heal