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Toddlers at Play at BAPL's South Side Branch

Toddlers at Play

Toddlers at Play is a Family Place initiative programSouth Side's Toddlers at Play program highlights the Library's mission of helping our community foster literacy and learning.

Part of what is nationally known as the Family Place initiative, Toddlers at Play
is 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.

At the South Side Branch, we hold two five-week Toddlers at Play workshops each year and a summer overview. Children, parents or caregivers, and professionals from community agencies meet together at the library for socialization, parent education, and family support. A diverse collection of books, videos, music, toys, and computer software, including a dedicated parenting collection, helps create an enjoyable and nurturing environment where parents and children can learn while playing together.

Toddlers at Play is based on these key features:

• A specially designed space for young children and their parents or caregivers at the library.

• Community outreach to families and caregivers.

• A multimedia early childhood collection that includes books, videos, toys and computers.

• A multimedia parenting collection for parents or caregivers, and early childhood professionals.

• Parent / child workshops with hands-on activities for parents or caregivers and child

Kids learning together South Side's Toddlers at Play program is open to all Bethlehem residents. To get more information or to find out when registration begins for the next workshop,
phone 610-867-7852


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