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Family Place


New Castle Public Library is a proud participant in the nationwide network of Family Place Libraries™.


Call 724-658-6659 ext. 106 for information about the next Family Place Workshop.


See the For Kids page for a list of all programs offered.


What is a Family Place Library?

Family Place Libraries build on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in a young child’s growth and development. The overall goal of Family Place Libraries is to develop and institutionalize a family friendly environment by transforming libraries into community centers for literacy, early childhood development, parent education and engagement, family support and community information. 


New Castle Public Library has designed programs for parents of young children (birth to 3 years of age). Programs emphasize play, creative activity, and development of skills that will help children as they reach school age. The assistance of community professionals experienced in the fields of child development is a major component of the programming offered.


Components of a Family Place Library


  • A five week series of programs for children and parents from birth to 3 years of age

  • An area where parents can relax with children and explore activities to engage & stimulate children

  • A collection of books, periodicals and videos located in the Youth Services Department to assist in parenting

  • A collaboration with outside agencies to provide assistance to children and families


Consider this a great opportunity to bond with your child while developing a network of new friends in a quality environment.

Teacher Resources


If you are an educator or librarian, we have a selection of kits, including the One Book, Every Young Child, Traveling Trunks from 2006-2015, several STEM science kits, and various robotics/engineering educational toys. Our Family Place collection also has some educational toys for younger children which are available for educators and librarians.

Talk with the Youth Services Department staff, 724-658-6659 ext. 106, for information on checking out these items.  

Professional Collection


Our Professional Collection includes numerous titles on teaching, library programs, activities and more for children of all ages.

Family Place
Teacher Resources
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