• “If you are looking for a family-friendly library, this one won’t fail.  It’s pretty refreshing to finally be able to bring kids to a library and actually enjoy the experience.”

    IMLS Evaluation
  • “Family Place brings together the critical elements for families … reading and learning, a relationship with knowledgeable staff equipped with tools to support families, an opportunity to learn in a new way, a place to meet others in the community, and form strong cohort relationships."

    Library Director
    IMLS Evaluation
  • "Family Place has had such a tremendous impact on our community. What a special model you have created. Your work is transforming lives for the better across the country."

    Grand Prairie, TX
  •  “Most organized training I ever attended. Trainers were knowledgeable with the ability to infect us with their enthusiasm. I enjoyed every minute and feel as if I have received another degree!”

20th Anniversary


Family Place Libraries™

A nationwide network of children's librarians who embrace the fact that literacy begins at birth, and libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. The Family Place Libraries network currently includes more than 500 sites in 31 states and continues to grow.

A proven change agent, Family Place Libraries transforms libraries into community centers for early literacy & learning, parent education and engagement, family support and community connectivity helping to ensure all children enter school ready and able to learn.