Family Place Library & Workshop

Allen Public Library is a proud member of Family Place Libraries, a national network of libraries that aims to Family Place Library logoconnect parents with the resources they need to nurture their children's development and learning during the ages of 0-3. We aim to create a welcoming environment with resources to strengthen children's skills through purposeful play.

As part of Family Place Libraries, we offer:

  • Developmentally appropriate programming for younger children and their parents.
  • A special collection of parenting books located in the children's area that focus on ages 0 - 3 and are easily accessible to parents.
  • Staff to help you locate books and music for you and your child.

Professional partners

We are always looking for new professional partners willing to give their time to assist parents and caregivers during our Parent/Child Workshops by answering questions and having informal, one-on-one conversations with parents about the development of their child.  If you work for a practice, non-profit or other family-serving agency that specializes in the following for children ages 1 - 2 years, we would love to talk to you about a potential partnership:

  • Child Development
  • Speech Pathology
  • Nutrition
  • Professional Counseling
  • Music or Play Therapy
  • Music and Movement for babies and toddlers

Please call the Allen Public Library Children's Department at 214.509.4906 to be connected to a coordinator.

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, and in part by a State-funded grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.