Building Community with Family Place Libraries
The Family Place program was first developed by Libraries for the Future, a library advocacy non-profit, in collaboration with the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York. Participating libraries are making significant strides in promoting literacy through play.
Families are coming and staying and feeling that their young children are welcome in the library, which may not have been the case before. When people see all the educational materials and toys in the space, it opens up a conversation so we can tell them about Family Place and how playing is laying the groundwork for literacy. (Publishers Weekly)