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Children, parents and other adults caring for very young children benefit from specially trained staff, spaces and programs designed to meet the needs of very young children and their caregivers. Community agencies, educators and family services providers benefit from having a strong community partner able to reinforce or enhance their missions, share resources and develop cooperative services. Children’s librarians benefit from exposure to research on early childhood development, trainingand technical assistance in planning and implementing their Family Place services and access to a supportive network of peers. Libraries benefit from community and professional recognition as essential partners in early childhood development as well as increased support and use by families.