Jan 25, 2014

Orion Township Public Library Launches Family Program

The Orion Township Public Library has started implementing the Family Place Libraries ™ program after receiving a grant from the National Institute of Museum and Library Services.   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.

This winter, the Library will be planning for a new, specially designed and welcoming space in the youth area for families with young children to relax, play and share books and meet other families.  In addition, a series of fun and play-based Parent/Child workshops will begin on February 4 where families can relax, make friends and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development.   Families are encouraged to attend all five workshops.

Parent/Child Workshop
Tuesdays: February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4 at 10:00a
For parents/caregivers with children ages 1-3 years old.

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.

To register for the Parent/Child Workshop visit orionlibrary.org or call 248-693-300 or visit the Orion Township Public Library at 825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48362.  The library is open 9:30a-9:00p Monday through Thursday and 9:30a-5:00p Friday and Saturday.

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