Family Place in the News


Family Place Libraries. FINE Newsletter, Volume VIII, Issue 3, August 2016

Keach Family Library designated as Family Place Library. Corpus Christi Caller Times, August 2016

Cervantes: The library is a family place. Statesman, May 2016

Explore Plano's First Family Place Library. Plano City of Excellence, April 2016

Wantagh Library: The ‘Family Place’ to be. Wantagh Herald Citizen, March 2016

All in the Family: A look at how the "Family Place" library program is transforming libraries. Publisher Weekly, June 2015

Family Place Libraries Recast the Librarian’s Role in Early Learning. School Library Journal, May 2015

Focus: Learning in Libraries- Early Learning in Libraries.. IMLS Convening, May 14, 2015.

Why Joplin Library Receives 'Family Place' Designation., May 2015.

Why We're Excited That The VCPL is Going To Be a Family Place Libray!. Blog, Hidden Gems, Places to Visit, March 2015.

Voices From the Resources in Our Communities. Teaching Young Children/Preschool, December 2014/ January 2015.

The State of America's Libraries 2014. American Libraries, April 2014.    View Family Place Libraries™ in Libraries and Community Engagement section or View full article.

Wethersfield Library Offers Early Childhood Learning. The Hartford Courant, February 2014.

Parents and Children will have Opportunity to Spend Quality Ttime Togehter Las Vegas Review - Journal, January 2014.

Literacy & Learning Farmington Observer, January 2014.

United Way Centre County - Library Creates Safe Place to Learn, Play Centre Daily Times, November 2013.

Library Receives Early Literacy Grant Scarborough Leader, November 2013.

Family Place Libraries: A Timely National Initiative DDSchull Associates, May 2013.

Libraries to become family resource. Tulsa World, April 2013.

National Leadership Grant Recipient . September 2012.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Library: An Inviting Space, a Family Place. Institute of Museum and Library Services, September 2012.

Muhlenberg library officially a place for families., September 2012.

Four Libraries in Western Kansas will Become Family Place Libraries. SLK News, May 2012.

Video: Preschoolers learn through play at Indian Valley Public Library. Montgomery Media, February 2012.

New Oakmont Library Program Encouraging Playtime. Plum-Oakmont, January 2011.

Grant Recipients Announced for California's Family Place Library Program. California State Library, August 2010.

Designing Space for Children and Teens in Libraries and Public Places. American Libraries Magazine, April 2010.

Grant, Melanie JLB'S l, 2, 3 Play with Me Program. Newsheet, Spring 2009.

LA County to Expand Family Place Centers Library Hotline, October 2008.

Reidenouer, Dayna Quarryville Library Receives National Family Place Recognition. Quarryville Advertiser, August 2008.

Chamberland, T.S. Library Launches Family Program. Sun Journal, February 27, 2008.

Auburn Public Library to become a "Family Place Library". Twin City Times, January 24, 2008. (Scroll to page 16).

Norfolk Public Library Awarded the RADM Ben Hacker Literacy Leadership Award for Exemplary Program Achievement in Early Literacy.Norfolk Public Library, September 24, 2007.

Waltos, Rosemary. Family Place Libraries = Community Partnerships. MLA to Z: The News-to-use-Letter of the Maine Library Association, June, 2007.

Jespersen, Betty. Wilton Free Public Library Honored as 'Family Place'. Morning Sentinel, May 8, 2007.

Musland, Erin. Library Encourages Interaction between City Children, Parents. The Daily Northwestern, October 16, 2006.

Kropp, Lisa G. Family Place Libraries: Building Strong Families and Communities. Newsday's Parents and Children, June 2006.

Sonenberg, Nina. Family Place Libraries: From One Long Island Library to the Nation. Americans for Libraries Council, 2005.

A Miracle of Generosity. American Libraries: The Magazine of the American Library Association, March 2004.

$1 Mil. Endows Family Place at Middle Country Library, NY. Library Hotline: Breaking News for Library and Information Decision Makers, January 19, 2004.

Byrne, Marci, Kathleen Deerr and Lisa G. Kropp. Book a Playdate: The Game of Promoting Emergent Literacy. American Libraries: The Magazine of the American Library Association, September 2003.

Paquette, Carole. Library Expansions Create Areas for the Very Young. New York Times, Real Estate, June 23, 2002.

Feinberg, Sandra and Diantha D. Schull. Transforming Public Libraries To Serve Very Young Children and Their Families. Zero to Three, 2000-2001.

Norfolk Public Library Awarded the RADM Ben Hacker Literacy Leadership Award for Exemplary Program Achievement in Early Literacy.Norfolk Public Library, September 24, 2007.




I can say that in every location, the thing that has touched people most, and why I like the program this much..., is that people understand it and they emotionally respond it.

— Norman Maas, Director       Norfolk Public Library