What is a Family Place Library?
A Family Place Library 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.
We are very thankful to the Friends of the Howell Carnegie District Library and the Ted and Jane Von Voigtlander Foundation for their generous gift that funded the establishment of Family Place Library at the Howell Carnegie District Library in 2009.
Core Components of a Family Place Library: