Becoming a Family Place Library was the best thing we could have done for our community and staff. The training was vital to our Children's Library staff and their ability to provide quality, early literacy programs. The community is growing quickly, and word is spreading like wildfire about the great story times and family-learning opportunities that are provided at Sims Library. Since becoming a FPL, our participation in children's programing increased by 69% last fiscal year. Many of our early literacy programs had to be offered a second hour just to be able to meet the attendance demand. The community recognized Sims Library as the 2017 Nonprofit of the Year because of the many services it has been providing, and the relationships we have been cultivating. Our Children's Librarian was honored to be listed in the "Ellis County 40 Professionals Under 40" Award. We have also been greatly blessed to make professional partnerships with other professionals in the field to offer even more, in-depth, programs for caregivers. Because a mother and child participated in the first Parent-Child workshop was so impressed with the program, she told her husband about the Family Place Libraries program. He is a Child Behavioral Therapist, and is now volunteering his time at the library to offer informational workshops and support group cultivation for families with children on the Autism Spectrum. There are many other examples of collaborations and successes we could site because we took on the mantle of a FPL. The program has been a great guide light for the library staff, and we cannot thank the Program Administrators enough for sharing their passion and knowledge to help train and equip librarians.