A FAMILY PLACE LIBRARY

A welcoming place for healthy child development, parent and community involvement, and life-long literacy beginning at birth.

The Family Place project is a national project based on the belief that literacy begins at birth, and that public libraries can help build healthy communities by providing a center for early childhood information.

Children, parents, and professionals from community agencies meet together at the library for socialization, parent education, and family support.

Parent/Child Workshops

The core program at each Family Place Library, this five-week series brings together toddlers (ages one to three) and parents in an informal, interactive setting with professionals from local agencies to support the role of parents as first teachers, facilitate early intervention, and teach strategies to promote healthy child development and literacy.

Registration is required for each 5-week session. Phone Youth Services at 610 867-3761 x499. Southside has a 5-week session as well. Call 610 867-7852

Key Features
  • A specially designed space for young children and their parents or caregivers on the second floor of the library
  • Collections of books, toys, audiovisuals & other materials for babies, toddlers, parents and family service professionals
  • Outreach to young children and their parents and caregivers
  • Access to electronic resources that promote literacy, reading readiness & parent education
  • Parent / Child workshops with hands-on activities for parent & child

Questions? Comments?

We strive to be a welcoming place for healthy child development, parent and community involvement, and life-long literacy beginning at birth. Let us hear from you if you have any questions or comments about BAPL and its services.

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