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Become A Family Place Library

The Family Place Libraries™ initiative is a national model for transforming public libraries into welcoming, developmentally appropriate early learning environments for very young children, their parents and caregivers. Family Place Libraries™ are committed to developing a family-centered approach to library services.

To Join The Family Place National Network:

  • One youth services librarian/staff member  and one administrator from your library need to attend a Family Place Training Institute 
  • Your library will commit to implementing the core components of Family Place Libraries.
  • The Parent-Child Workshop will be offered as a regular library program a minimum of twice a year. The first workshop is typically offered within one year of training completion.
  • Your library will complete an annual Family Place Libraries Recertification form, which will provide updated documentation of all the core components.

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