Family Place

Family Place™ Libraries at JCPL

Let's play, learn and grow...together!

Family Place™ Libraries at Jefferson County Public Library are centers for the whole family to build good health and early learning. They are spaces where parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in getting kids ready for success. Find these designated spaces at Belmar, Edgewater and Evergreen Libraries.

Family Place Locations

Services

Family Place Libraries offer:

  • Books, toys and helpful information for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.
  • A welcoming early-learning and play space for families with young children where they can enjoy programs, play together, make new friends and talk one-on-one with community resource professionals.
  • A safe place for families and kids (beginning at birth) to start exploring the Library.
  • Collaborations with community agencies to develop programs and services for families.
  • Programming for young kids and their caregivers that inspires them to read, sing, talk, play and laugh together.
  • Library staff trained in supporting caregivers as their child's first and most important teachers.
A happy child makes music.
A child enjoys Family Place.
A child crawls over a soft cushion stool.
Playing can bring out the child in all of us.

Raise a Reader Early Literacy Calendars

Read, write, sing, talk, play and count! Download our monthly calendar, featuring daily literacy-building activities to share with your little one.

Babies First Books

Parents are their child's first and most important teacher! And Babies First Books encourages families to read together! Ask a library employee at any staffed location for your free copy of "Rock-A-Bye Baby Reader" in English or Spanish.

These high-quality books contain rhymes and songs, along with tips and information for the adult reader on how these activities positively affect their baby's brain development.

Childcare providers and other professionals who work with families are welcome to request multiple copies by contacting our Kids & Families team, opens a new window.

Sign up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten to keep the learning going.

To support this program, contact the Jefferson County Library Foundation, opens a new window.

Inclusive Materials

JCPL offers several aids for children with sensory challenges to enable them to adapt to the environment, suit their needs (sensitivity to light/sounds, focus, tactile input) and help them fully enjoy the Library!

Ask a library employee at any of our staffed locations to see what items are available.

Sensory Materials

  • Sensory materials are also available in play areas, during children's programs and during Story Time.
  • Some of the available materials, pictured clockwise from left to right: noise reduction headphones, glitter timers, sunglasses, fidget key chain balls, squishy animals and Find Me lap pad.

Related Reads and Resources

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