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 our upcoming Family Place Playgroup. Registration opens on February 27 for our upcoming session at Schimelpfenig 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.
Each playgroup is a free, five-week session of fun, play-based activities for toddlers aged one to three and their grownups. Each week, explore customized play stations, art exploration activities and parenting resources in an informal setting. Plus, you can ask questions and get one-on-one guidance from child development specialists. Invite your friends to join you or make some new ones as you share fun learning experiences together.
The next playgroup session runs from March 15 to April 12 at Schimelpfenig Library, and meets on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:45am. It is open to any caregiver with children ages 0 to 3. Want to join us? In-person sign-up starts February 27 at Schimelpfenig Library. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early.
Do you have a child 0 to 3 and you’re curious about Family Place and the Playgroup? Drop by for a come-and-go style Open House on either Monday, January 9 at 6:30pm or Wednesday, February 19 at 10:30am. You can also listen to the Plano Library Speaks podcast where Librarian Supervisor Julie Conner talks about Family Place Library and the Playgroup.
The Harrington and Schimelpfenig Libraries are part of the Family Place Libraries national network. This designation reflects our commitment to providing 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, a large collection of parenting materials (available in English, Chinese, and Spanish), and library staff specially trained in child development and family support. Learn more about Family Place here on the blog, or explore past playgroups and activities in these recap posts.