Bonham Public Library proud to be part of Family Place Libraries network

Bonham, Texas -- The Bonham Public Library is proud to be a part of the Family Place Libraries network. Family Place Libraries are a national initiative to expand the role of the children’s services in public libraries.  The goals of Family Place are to strengthen the library’s role as a resource, in early literacy and learning, healthy child development, family support, and to help parents become their child’s first and continual teacher. The core elements of Family Place include specialized training for library staff, the creation of an early childhood space, and the development of special programs in collaboration with local community agencies.

The centerpiece of the Family Place Library is the parent/child workshop, the Play & Learn Time. Our Play & Learn Time is a week program for babies to 4-year-olds and their parents/caregivers.  Families will come to a room filled with toys that encourage creative play and learning.  There will be community resource professionals who can provide information and answer concerns on topics related to early child development. This program will be on February 24-28 at 10:00 am.  Space is limited so please register by Feb. 17.

We need a Speech Therapist/Pathologist. Please contact John Hayden at 903-583-3128 if you can help us out.

Play & Learn Time - Dates:

Daily at 10:00 a.m.

Day 1: Feb. 24:  Music, Health and Play

Day 2: Feb. 25: Nutrition

Day 3: Feb. 26: Child Development

Day 4: Feb. 27: Speech, Hearing, and Language Development

Day 5: Feb. 28: Early Literacy

Attendance at all five sessions is not mandatory, but spaces are limited.  Please register by registering online at, coming to the library or calling 903-583-3128. You can even e-mail us at


“The Bonham Public Library Family Place Program is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (2015).”