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Branigan Library introduces Healing Library Box


Thomas Branigan Memorial Library has created a Healing Library Box for families, which is now available, the library said in a news release.

In November, the library partnered with The Healing Library (www.thehealinglibraryus.com/) to help families dealing with a trauma navigate and personalize their journey toward healing.

Healing boxes include books, conversation starters, activities and community-engagement ideas geared toward helping families deal with a range of difficult situations, the library said.

Healing boxes available for check out include the new “Death of a Loved One,” “Death of a Pet,” “Divorce and Separation,” “Alzheimer's & Your Family” and “COVID-19.”

Library-card patrons can check out boxes for up to three weeks. The boxes also may be placed on hold (just like books and DVDs), using a library card.

The Healing Library is a project began in 2016 and has evolved into a series of kits designed to make a family's journey of healing following a trauma easier to navigate and personalize.

For more information or to register for the program, contact Branigan Library’s Children’s Department at 575-528-4225 or library.childrens@las-cruces.org.