Family Place builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in a young child’s growth and development. The overall goal of Family Place Libraries is to develop and institutionalize a family friendly environment by transforming libraries into community centers for literacy, early childhood development, parent education and engagement, family support and community information.
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This five-week workshop engages families with community resource professionals in a fun, informal environment. Children explore different sensory play stations while caregivers have the opportunity to meet a different professional each week. Topics include: early literacy, nutrition, speech and language development, child development, and music/movement. Hackley Library hosts two workshops a year: one in the spring and one in the fall.
Registration is now open for our Spring 2022 workshop beginning April 12 through May 10 at 10:30 am!
A fun and welcoming environment where children along with their caregivers can play, learn, and grow together. This specially designed space geared for children birth – age 5 features interactive materials for very young children and parents including board and picture books, age appropriate toys, dramatic play items, and more, providing a rich space for little ones to explore.
Call Youth Services at 231-722-8014 for more details. Reservations are available Monday – Friday upon request.
This project is funded through a Library Services and Technology Grant from the Library of Michigan, in partnership with Muskegon Area District Library and White Lake Community Library.