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Family Place Library

 

1, 2, 3 Play with Me

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 Fall 2022 workshop Sept 27 through Oct 25 at 10:00 am!

Sign up here!

What Makes a Family Place Library?

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.

Core components include

  • Strong collections of materials (books, music, toys) for babies, toddlers, parents and caregivers.
  • The Parent-Child Workshop, a 5-week program for toddlers and parents which emphasizes the importance of play and the importance of parents as a child’s first teacher. 
  • Coalition-building with community organizations to develop programs and services that meet local needs.
  • Outreach to new and non-traditional library users, especially parents and very young children.
  • Developmentally-appropriate programming for very young children and their parents.
  • Library staff trained in family support, child development, parent education, and best practices.

 

Play and Learn Room

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.