The Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library is part of the Norfolk Public library system of the Hampton Roads area in the state of Virginia. We support and promote the Family Place initiative by offering early literacy programs such as Babygarten, Toddler Time, KinderSTEM, and our Parent Child Workshop, 1-2-3 Play with Me. Our location has a Playscape, a space especially designed for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers, a Kid Zone, a space that is developmentally appropriate for 3 to 5 year olds, comfortable seating areas, and a lab with kid-friendly computers. We welcome about 1,500 children and caregivers to our spaces each month. We partner with various groups in our community to provide resources, programs, and services for patrons of all ages. The Norfolk Public Library has become a favorite destination for families looking for a fun environment, helpful information, and quality programs.