When we opened our children's room to Family Place, our family attendance skyrocketed. The addition of toys, parenting material within reach of comfortable seats and room for children to play, made this space all the more welcoming and inviting. Families began coming, not just once every few weeks, but sometimes several times within one week! We have a small space and struggle with both its layout and making programs work within it--nonetheless, we have connected many wonderful people together within the community for resource assistance, support, and a love for the library. Currently slated is a renovation and addition to our library, coming this year! We are so very excited and the Children's Room is being designed and built with Family Place principles in mind.