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 2023 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

  • Sat., Jan 14,  3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Sat., Jan 21,  3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Sat., Jan 28,  3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Sat., Feb 4,  3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Sat., Feb 11,  3:30 - 5 p.m.

Fountain Library – Contact Melody Philbrick: mphilbrick@ppld.org, (719) 531-6333, x6089

Register here for

  • Thur., Apr 6, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Thur., Apr 13, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Thur., Apr 20, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Thur., Apr 27, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Thur., May 4, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

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

Register here for

  • Thur., Mar 2, 10-11:15 a.m.
  • Thur., Mar 9, 10-11:15 a.m.
  • Thur., Mar 16, 10-11:15 a.m.
  • Thur., Mar 23, 10-11:15 a.m.
  • Thur., Mar 30, 10-11:15 a.m.

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

Register here for

  • Mon., Feb 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Mon., Feb 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Mon., Feb 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Mon., Mar 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Mon., Mar 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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

Register here for

  • Sat., Feb 4, 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • Sat., Feb 11, 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • Sat., Feb 18, 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • Sat., Feb 25, 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • Sat., Mar 4, 10:30 a.m. - noon

All PPLD Family Place Libraries