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Family Place - Together Time!


Join us for a fun, five session opportunity to socialize with other parents & caregivers to build community alongside your children!


Did you know The New Castle Public Library is a member of Family Place Libraries™ national network providing a welcoming community environment with resources that families need to nurture their children's development beginning at birth to help ensure they enter school ready and able to learn?


Parents and caregivers are their children’s first and most important teachers and the Library is here to support them in that role. Family Place Libraries™ is a growing network of children’s librarians nationwide who know that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build communities by nurturing healthy families Between birth and five years old, children’s brains develop at an astonishing rate. At birth only 25% of a newborn’s brain is wired. By five years, the brain is 90% wired. How adults respond to and interact with children between birth and 5 years has dramatic effects on executive function, social, emotional and intellectual development Play is how young children learn about themselves and their world. It prepares them for reading, math, and science and promotes healthy social and emotional development. Family Place emphasizes the importance of play in early learning and the importance of parents and caregivers to promote and participate in children’s play. All families need information, support and connections to local resources. Our new fun and play-based Parent-Child Workshop is a relaxed informal program where families can play and learn together, make friends and talk one-on-one with child development and early literacy specialists.

Family Place - Together Time Fall 2023:

October 5th @ 10:00 - 11:30

Professional Resource: Darlene Sansone from Penn State Extension

October 12th @ 10:00 - 11:30

Professional Resource: Dr. Charlene Klassen Endrizzi Literacy & Young Children

October 19th @ 10:00 - 11:30

Professional Resource: Zana Jones, Power Up educator w/ Adagio Health will speak on child nutrition and WIC

October 26th @ 10:00 - 11:30

Professional Resource: LifeSteps, Child Check w/ Suzanne Mrozek & Liz Audo

November 2nd @ 10:00 - 11:30

Professional Resource: Sense of Connection w/ Melissa Maiella

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