Our family place is designed for families with infants and toddlers as well as their adult caregivers. We have comfortable seating along with a number of iPads with educational, age appropriate apps. We offer a train table and a Lego table along with a variety of puzzles, sensory items for children of all abilities and age appropriate toys. Included in this section are board books, Big books, picture books and an extensive parenting collection. We also have a wooden train and boat with a dock for families to spend time reading and playing. Family place is busy on a daily basis. New families have built life long friendships by attending the family place section of the Children's room and also attending the parent/child workshops. Many young children have taken their first steps while in the library or at a program. Teens have returned stating they have developed a genuine love of reading and the library based on their early childhood experiences in our family place section of the Children's room. It is a warm and welcoming section of our library. We have made many changes to our family place area during COVID. Since we could not offer in-person services, we did offer many of our traditional programs to our parents/caregivers virtually. We provided customized book bundles, and a wide variety of kits - Grab and Go, Take, Make and Create, Passports to our World, STEAM Backpacks and Concepts Backpacks along with Kool Kits, New Sibling Kits, Potty Kits and Early Literacy Kits. We are currently returning back to our pre-COVID family place setting with the additions of the iPads, small manipulatives, train table and small wood kitchen and soft seating.