Quiet Hours are intended to create a more inclusive experience for those with sensory sensitivities.

Dunedin Public Libraries

After the success of the recent Hoods Up Volume Down quiet hour campaign, Dunedin Public Libraries will be running a weekly quiet hour for those who need a low-sensory experience when visiting and browsing the library.

This hour will be tailored to accommodate individuals with autism or sensory and neurodiversity needs at each library involved, as part of a commitment to making libraries and services accessible to the community.

Starting 19 June

Every Wednesday, 1-2pm

City, Mosgiel, and South Dunedin Libraries

Roslyn Fresh Choice

Roslyn Fresh Choice will also be introducing a weekly Quiet Hour, the first Fresh Choice to do so. The supermarket chain is now discussing introducing sensory friendly hours across the country.

Beginning in a few weeks, every Wednesday between 2:30pm and 3:30pm half the lights will be turned out, the music turned off, and the checkout beeps turned down.

You can read the story of the Dunedin resident who sparked this wonderful initiative at the ODT.

Countdown already has a Quiet Hour at the same time, between 2:30pm and 3:30pm on Wednesdays.

Published on 24 Jun 2024

Orderdate: 24 Jun 2024
Expiry: 24 Jun 2026