Family Place Library

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What is Family Place?

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.

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Core Elements?

 1.  A bright, colorful and welcoming space for young children and their parents.                                                                                                                                                                                                    2.  A collection of books, toys, videos, music, and other materials for babies, toddlers, parents and service providers. 
 3.  Access to resources that emphasize emergent literacy, reading readiness and parent education.

4.  Developmentally appropriate programming, such as baby and toddler story times for younger children and their parents. 
 5.  Outreach to new and under-served populations. 6.  The Parent-Child Workshop is a five-week workshop featuring local professionals, such as nutritionists, speech and language therapists, and child development experts, who serve as resources for parents.  Registration is required.

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 at the Watauga Public Library.


Family Place Libraries Program Grants