Technical Assistance and Site Support
Family Place Libraries staff provide three years of technical assistance and site support to all participating libraires, including ongoing consultation from Family Place National Staff via phone, fax, and/or e-mail on topics such as:
ONLINE RESOURCES & PRESENTATIONS
National Family Place staff annually updates Family Place Training Institute materials including parenting and early childhood bibliographies, early learning toy lists for the Parent Child Workshop and Early Childhood space on the floor of children's room. In addition to these resources, space photos from various libraries including some before and after shots of early childhood areas in various children's room as well as sample promotional materials for the Parent Child Workshop and the general Family Place Libraries initiative are included. These online resources are accessible only to members of the Family Place national network.
NATIONAL FAMILY PLACE LISTSERV
Family Place sites in the national network participate in cross-site communications via the online National Family Place Listserv. The listserv provides members of the network an opportunity to ask questions, share resources, problem solve, and share success stories with other Family Place librarians and national staff.
Family Place Library staff have the opportunity to attend national and local Family Place sponsored meetings and advanced trainings at a free or reduced cost. Past topic have included Creating Spaces for Young Children; The Impact of Play on Early Literacy and Learning; Developing Language and Literacy with Infants and Toddlers.