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Public libraries in NC’s capitol county are investing in memory care kits that help people connect with family and caregivers.

Wake County libraries are expanding a free program that helps people with memory loss connect with their families, friends, and caregivers.

Memory Care Kits // Wake County Libraries

Wake County Public Libraries now has over 90 themed Memory Care Kits. Each kit can be checked out for up to six weeks and includes six books, a marker set, and a folder of activities. The new kits also include an alternative book set specifically for people with dementia. 

Some themes you can choose from include: 

  • The 1940s and 1950s
  • The 1960s and 1970s 
  • Americana and Travel 
  • Food, Cooking, and Baking 
  • North Carolina  
  • Dogs in Costumes
  • Natural Wonders and Night Skies. 

Over 350 kits have been checked out since the program’s debut in May 2022. Librarians hope these kits are a “low-stress and enjoyable” activity that engage the mind and help people connect. 

To check out a kit, reserve one online one week in advance, and choose one of the 23 locations where you can pick it up. All you need is a library card, which is available for free to all Wake County residents.