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 and Edgewater Libraries.

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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 begin 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.

Events and Activities

Featured Events

Read and Play with Library Story Times

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The books we read at Story Time count toward your 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten total! Plus, you'll have fun singing and dancing together!

Get a Story on Demand with a Call to Story Line

Gather your kids for Story Line, a recorded story you can all enjoy with nothing but your phone! Available in English or Spanish.

More Events

Raise A Reader Festival (Event is full)

Sat., Oct. 1
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All aboard! It's full steam ahead for future readers at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of engaging activities that will set the little ones in your life on the track to lifelong learning.

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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 staff member at any location for your free copy of Rock-A-Bye Baby Reader in English or ask for the book in Spanish.

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These high-quality books contain rhymes and songs along with tips and information for the adult readers 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.

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.

Related Reads and Resources

Getting Started

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