The Derry Public Library will be joining the Family Place Libraries™ national network, providing a welcoming community environment with resources to help families nurture their children’s development and early learning during the critical first years of life. To help ensure all children enter school ready and able to learn, our new Family Place offers:
-A specially designed space in the children’s area for families with young children to relax, play, share books and meet other families.
-Parent-Child Workshops- a five week series of fun, play-based activities for toddlers and their parents and caregivers. Rich with toys, books and art activities, the Workshops provide an opportunity for families to spend time together, make friends and talk one-on-one with specialists on various aspects of child development and early literacy.
The Derry Public Library Parent/Child Workshop is a FREE five-week program for children ages 1-3 and their caregivers. This fun, informal program takes place in an enriching play-based environment. Families will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with a different community resource professional (such as a nutritionist, speech/language pathologist, and a child development specialist) each week! Register online at derrypl.org.
Workshop dates: Tuesdays at 10:00am – 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8
-Collections of books, toys, music and multimedia materials for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, parents and caregivers.
-Librarians specially trained in child development and family support.