Upcoming Training Dates
In- Person Training
The Training Institute is held at Middle Country Public Library, the national model for Family Place Libraries™, in Centereach, NY (Long Island). The four day Family Place Training begins on a Monday evening and ends on a Thursday afternoon.
March 18-21, 2024
Registration Deadline- February 1, 2024
October 21-24, 2024
Registration Deadline- September 1st, 2024
We are currently offering virtual trainings to existing Family Place Libraries. These trainings meet via Zoom and run two times per week for approximately 6 weeks. For more information, please contact email@example.com
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!
The Family Place Training Institute
The four day Family Place Training Institute provides theoretical grounding in family-centered library services and practical training in the core components of Family Place. The Family Place Training Institute prepares participants to implement the initiative locally and provides a venue for librarians to share experiences and effective practices with one another.
Topics covered include:
- Assets and needs assessment
- Serving families and children through partnerships with other agencies
- Community outreach to new and underserved families
- Coalition building
- Infant brain development
- Child development
- Emergent literacy
- Parent engagement & education
- The Parent-Child Workshop
- Additional programming
- Space design
- Collection development
- Documentation and evaluation
All training participants receive a training manual, relevant books and articles to help implement the Family Place Libraries™ initiative. After completing the training, Family Place Libraries staff provides ongoing technical assistance and site support to all network libraries.