“Public libraries are amazing places to bring children and babies. However, this runs counter to the common library stereotype–a space that requires quiet and a studious atmosphere. So libraries partner with community organizations in order to build relationships and share their great programs and resources for families. A great example is “Loud at the Library.” The name itself contradicts the standard “shhhh” library stereotype!”
Nurse-Family Partnership, Seattle & King County Public Health, Vroom and the Seattle Public Library are collaborating to provide moms and babies a welcoming environment and gathering opportunity. The gatherings include culturally appropriate stories and early literacy tips plus time for free play, snacks, art and socializing. Parents can also be supported in applying for their free library card and introduced to many other community resources.
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