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Family Place Update
In response to feedback from families, we are making a few changes.
- Registration will not be required
- The program will be from 10 - 11 am
Some things will not change:
- Attendance will be limited to 30 children and their parents or caregivers
- There will be a full hour of play, music, art, and stories.
- Programs will continue thru December 20 at the locations listed below
A child's work is play and this program offers a fairly unstructured opportunity for very young children and their parents or caregivers to explore art and music, to play with age appropriate toys, and to experience group activities like storytime.
Starting in September, we'll be offering special classes for families with children ages 0 - 3 years old.
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. Expanding the traditional role of children's library services, Family Place builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in young children's growth and development.
What are Family Place Classes?
Classes are weekly 90 minute gatherings of no more than 30 children and their parents or caregivers. The gatherings include literacy development, movement activities, manipulative activities, socialization activities, and parent discussion time in an informal environment. Occasionally community resource guests will be available. There will be no structured craft.
Family Place emphasizes "process NOT product." Our Family Place classes will encourage parents and caregivers to play with their children while exploring the environment set up in the library. Parents and caregivers will be encouraged to build connections and share resources with each other.
SCPL Family Place classes for September-December 2013
Family Place classes will begin the week of September 9 in the following locations:
- Live Oak - Monday
- Aptos - Tuesday
- Boulder Creek - Wednesday
- Scotts Valley - Thursday
- Downtown - Friday
All programs will be 90 minutes from 10am -11:30am in meeting rooms where available. Register for the first series of classes the week of September 9. Second series begins the week of October 28.
For more information please contact the Program Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 427-7717.