The Family Place Libraries™ Initiative was created to meet a need for library programming that catered to the educational needs of parents and the developmental needs of very young children. Established in 1996, the initiative has worked to create a network of libraries nationwide that actively works toward meeting the needs of modern families. Core components were created as a foundation for all programming and training of other libraries, which began in 1999.
"Family Place Libraries: Recognizing Best Practices in Child Development,"
SLIS Connecting: Vol. 3
, Article 5.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/vol3/iss1/5