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What is a Family Place Library?

Family Place Libraries™ is a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. 

Family Place Libraries™ promotes a national model for transforming public libraries into welcoming, developmentally appropriate early learning environments for very young children, their parents, and caregivers. Based on research about the importance of early brain development, Family Place Libraries™ supports the essential role of parents as first teachers and addresses the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive aspects of child development to help build a foundation for learning during the critical first years of life.

Parent Child Workshops

Coming Fall 2019 | Library Auditorium

The Parent/Child Workshop is a five week program that involves toddlers (children age 3 and younger) with their parents & caregivers, and each week features a local professional who serves as resources for parents. Parents are a child’s first teacher and our workshops are there to help families with skills to offer healthy child development & early literacy. 

Space limited to 15 families. Registration is required. 

Funding

This program is possible thanks to a grant from the Texas State Library Archives & Commission and funds from the Friends of the Tyler Public Library.

Changes in the Library

Grant & gift funds have allowed the library to add new developmental materials for the public and a selection for program use.

The material for the public is in our Cottage, located in the children's area. The program material is used in story times and during Parent Child Workshops.

Tyler Public Library

201 S. College Ave. Tyler, TX 75702
Main: (903) 593-7323

Email: idesk@tylertexas.com
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