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Family Place Libraries

What is Family Place?

The first three years of a child's life lay the foundation for learning. Get the tools and resources you need to give your child the best possible start.

A Family Place Library is a center for early childhood information, parent education, emergent literacy, socialization and family support. Family Place builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parent involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in young children's growth and development. Each Family Place Library features the following core elements:

  • A bright, colorful and welcoming space for young children and their parents.
  • A collection of books, toys, videos, music and other materials for babies, toddlers, parents and service providers
  • Access to resources that emphasize emergent literacy, reading readiness and parent education.
  • Developmentally appropriate programming, such as baby and toddler storytimes for younger children and their parents.
  • Outreach to new and underserved populations.
  • Family Place is a five-week parent/child workshop featuring local professionals, such as nutritionists, speech and language therapists and child development experts, who serve as resources for parents.

Which Libraries have this program?

Coming Soon

The following libraries are in development and will be fully functioning Family Place Libraries by Spring 2014.