Family Place Libraries

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

  • Specially designed spaces
  • Programs for ages 0 - 5
  • Materials and resources for parents
  • Family support services

Our Family Place Libraries also offer extensive collections of toys that are developmentally appropriate for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Research shows that play fosters a variety of skills that children need: social, physical, intellectual, creative, and emotional. Through play, children express feelings, communicate, build imagination and vocabulary, and develop eye-and-hand coordination; all vital steps in their journey toward reading and writing.

Upcoming 2022 Family Place Playgroup Series (registration required):

For parents and caregivers with children 1-3 years old. Hosted at PPLD's Family Place Libraries, please join us for an enjoyable 5-week playgroup, where you spend time together, play, make friends, and speak one-on-one with specialists in child development, nutrition, and more.

East Library – Contact: Jenny Gaechter: jgaechter@ppld.org, (719) 531-6333, x6052

Register here for

  • Fri., Oct 14, 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Fri., Oct. 21, 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Fri., Oct. 28, 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Fri., Nov. 4, 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Fri., Nov. 11, 9 - 10 a.m.

 

Library 21c – Contact: SarahEllen Hickle: shickle@ppld.org. (719) 531-6333, x6335

Register here for

  • Wed., Nov. 2, 10 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Wed., Nov. 9, 10 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Wed., Nov. 16, 10 - 11:15 a.m.
  • No session on Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving
  • Wed., Nov. 30, 10 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Wed., Dec. 7, 10 - 11:15 a.m.

 

Penrose Library – Contact: Rachel Martin: rmartin@ppld.org, (719) 531-6333, x6121

Register here for

  • Sat., Sept 24, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Sat., Oct 1, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Sat., Oct 8, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Sat., Oct 15, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Sat., Oct 22, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

Sand Creek Library – Contact: Johana Pacheco: jpacheco@ppld.org, (719) 531-6333, x6207

Register here for

  • Wed., Sept 14, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Wed., Sept 21, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Wed., Sept 28, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Wed., Oct 5, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Wed., Oct 12, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

 

All PPLD Family Place Libraries