The Southeast Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs has a lending library with family-friendly resources. There are books, documentaries and periodicals on a variety of topics which include:
- Growth and development.
- Emotional support.
- Diagnosis-specific topics.
- Cultural competence.
- Communicating with providers.
- Planning for the future and more.
Books are available for check out for 28 days (four weeks) while the center’s digital materials (DVDs and CDs) are available for check out for 7 days (one week). The library contains many books written for children and teens to help them better understand their special health care needs as well as books for their siblings. Some materials are available in Spanish. Some DVDs are available in Sign Language or are closed-captioned.
In addition to books, the library has files with resources on guardianship, camps, home modifications, assistive technology, community organizations and more.
To view a complete listing of library materials and to check on the availability of a specific book, please visit our online library or call us at 414-266-NEED (6333).
Lending Library Check-out Policy
Most of the materials in the center’s library, including books, CDs, documentaries and medical DVDs, are available to check out. Some medical texts can only be use inside the center. Staff members are available to help you get information for your personal use.
Families, providers and community members can check out up to three items at one time. Families are encouraged to visit the center to check out the materials they are interested in. For those unable to come to the center, please call us at 414-266-NEED (6333).
Library materials can be returned directly to the Daniel M. Soref Family Resource Center inside Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin across from the gift shop or placed into the book slot outside the center’s front doors. Postage paid mailers are also available. Contact us at 414-266-NEED (6333) for more information.
Materials can be renewed by stopping at the center or calling us at 414-266-NEED (6333).
If a patron does not return the checked out material, the center will send out a reminder via email or the U.S. Postal Service that the items should be returned. Patrons who have not returned overdue materials will be unable to check out additional books, CDs or other items until the overdue items are return.