May 8, 2013

Orion Township Public Library to Implement Family Place Program

Orion Township Public Library to Implement Family Place Program

The Orion Township Public Library has received grant funding to implement the Family Place Libraries ™ program.   This program will position the library as the local destination for resources, reference materials, entertainment and links to community services for all things pertaining to children and families.

"We are privileged to have been awarded this grant,” said Debra Refior, youth department head.  “We are looking forward to implementing new early literacy initiatives and collaborating with local agencies. This grant will strengthen our commitment to being a primary resource for families in our community."

Family Place Libraries ™ redesign the library environment to be welcoming and appropriate for children beginning at birth; connect parents with the resources, programs and services offered at the library and other family service agencies; and reach out to non-traditional library users. This creates the network families need to nurture their children's development during the critical first years of life and helps ensure all children enter school ready and able to learn.

For more information visit the Orion Township Public Library at 825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48362, or call 248-693-3000.  The library is open 9:30a-9:00p Monday through Thursday and 9:30a-5:00p Friday and Saturday.

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