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The Learning Center & Special Education

The Chappaqua Library has a collection of information called "The Learning Center." This section includes all the books on how we learn as well as special education topics such as: learning differences, attention deficit, developmental delays, sensory impairments, gifted and talented and pervasive developmental disabilities. All the books in this area have pink labels that say "THE LEARNING CENTER" on them.  In addition to books, this center has periodicals and a video/DVD collection. This center was developed for students, parents, teachers, tutors and professionals for accessing and understanding all information on how we learn and what affects learning.

The reference librarians can help you access any information you need, so don’t hesitate to ask them for assistance. For more information, contact Deb Donaldson, the library’s special education person, at 238-4779.

For Chappaqua Library cardholders:

Complete Learning Disabilities Directory, 2013

Also, take a look at Online Resources for other resources are available.

Related Links:

Advocacy   (

Alternative Therapies for Children with Brain Injury and Development Disorders   (

Asperger Syndrome   (

Asperger Syndrome Education Network   (

Autism   (

Autism   (

Autism/PDD Resources Network   (

Born to Explore: The Other Side of ADD   (

Child Development    (

Children With Attention Deficit   (

Developmental Delays   (

disABILITY Information and Resources   (

Employment and Youth with Disabilities   (

ERIC Clearing House on Disabilities and Gifted Education   (

Internet Mental Health: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder   (

Kids Health   (

LD Online   (

Learning Disability Resources    (

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association   (

National Center for Learning Disabilities    (

Nonverbal Learning Disorder   (

SERI: Special Education Resources on the Internet  (

Special Education and the Law   (

Special Needs   (

Jobs and Careers
Chappaqua Library has a Jobs and Careers section where material on the following subjects may be found:

Cover letters
Careers -- both planning and changing
Academic, Civil Service and other professional test preparation (inlcuding GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT)
Local Resources
Job related web sites
Pertinent articles
Upcoming WEBS seminars

Please see the Jobs & Careers section of Online Resources for other useful information.

Large Print Books
are available for adults, teens and children.
Parenting Collection and Children's Professional Collection
are available in the Children's Room.  Please check with a Children's Reference Librarian for more information and the location of these collections.
The library has audiobooks on CD and Playaway, for adults, teens and children.  Downloadable audiobooks are also available.  Click here to access that capability.
Foreign Language Books
The library has books in the following languages: Spanish, French, Hebrew, Japanese, and Chinese. We welcome suggestions, donations, and help in maintaining this collection. This collection is shelved near adult fiction. In May 2001, the Organization of Chinese Americans gave more than 200 books in Chinese to the library. The collection is very popular and the library and the community thank OCA for its great generosity.

The library has foreign language periodicals:


If you would like books in any of these languages or others which we don't own, the reference staff can borrow books for you from libraries in the New York metropolitan area.

Financial and Investment Periodicals

Chappaqua Library subscribes to the following financial investment periodicals.  They can all be found on the Business and Financial Resources table near reference.

 AAII Journal: American Association of Individual Investers  Kiplinger’s Retirement
 Barron’s  Mergent Bond Record
 The Chartist  Morningstar Mutual Funds
 Crain’s New York Business  No-Load Fund Investor
 Dow Theory Forecasts: Stock Market Trends & Securities Reports
since 1948
 Standard & Poor’s The Outlook
 The Financial Times - North American Edition  Value Line 
 Investor’s Business Daily  Wall Street Journal
 The Investor’s ETF Report