The Salado Public Library is located in a small Central Texas village of approximately 2100 residents. Prior to becoming a Family Place Library there was only 1 story time per week and it often had very low attendance. Since implementing our program, we have seen a drastic increase in children's program attendance (when COVID isn't shutting us down). Our story times often attract 20-40 young children and their parents/caregivers. We have noticed a huge increase in the number of families who drop into the library just to play with the toys and materials we have on the floor in the Children's area. We are very pleased that we are seeing an increase in families who are non-native English speakers attending our Children's programs, as well. We receive many, many compliments about the changes we have implemented during the last couple of year. In addition, we are starting to attract families who live in other towns/cities in the area....many of which have their own public libraries! We are currently planning a new preschool / early edu. music program that we are calling "Music Munchkins." We will sing familiar and new songs and have musical instruments (and activities to go along with). We are hoping that since the word is getting out about our program, that we will have an increase in attendance in our upcoming workshops. Since COVID hit Texas hard, we have closed and re-opened several times over the last two years. During that time we have implemented To-Go craft bags for all ages, including preschoolers. We have also had (recorded) Facebook storytimes, etc. We have tried very hard to keep and build our patron base but it has been difficult during these times. We have reopened and look forward to seeing everyone again.