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Make a Playdate at the Library

Have a playdate at the library in our Family Place Libraries!

Join us to spend time together with your child, make new friends and talk one-on-one with child development specialists at Family Place™ Playgroup. Registration opens soon for our upcoming session at Harrington Library. 

Raising children can spark lots of questions. What should you expect? Is that normal? Who can help? The Family Place™ Playgroup offers caregivers the chance to ask important questions from child development experts in our community one-on-one. Each meeting covers a new topic, including early literacy, music and movement, speech, language, and hearing, child development, and nutrition. 

Harrington Library is part of the Family Place Libraries™ national network. This designation reflects our commitment to provide a welcoming environment with resources and experiences to help your family thrive. In addition to our playgroup sessions, you’ll find specially designed play spaces, collections of materials on parenting topics, and library staff specially trained in child development and family support. 

Each playgroup is a five-week session of fun, play-based activities for toddlers aged zero to three and their grownups. Explore a variety of toys, books and hands-on activities each week. Play is an important part of your child’s learning, helps you build social skills, literacy skills, vocabulary, and more. Invite your friends to join you, or make some new friends and share new experiences together. 

The next playgroup session runs from March 19 – April 16 at Harrington Library, and meets on Thursdays from 10-11:15 a.m. It is open to any caregiver with a child between the ages of zero and three. Older siblings may also attend. Want to join us? In-person sign up starts March 2 at Harrington Library. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early. 

Did you know that Schimelpfenig Library is also receiving the Family Place™ designation this year? You can join their upcoming Pajama Playgroup, an evening session designed to accommodate working families. Children are welcome to come in their pajamas to play. The evening session will run from April 23 – May 21, and meets on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. In-person registration opens April 6 at Schimelpfenig Library

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