The Canton Branch Library is now part of a large network of Family Place Libraries™ throughout the country. Expanding the traditional role of children’s services, Family Place builds on the knowledge that early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a key role in the growth and development of our youngest patrons.

The library recently redesigned its environment so it would be more welcoming and appropriate for children beginning at birth, including specialized programs for parents and young children.

All are invited you to drop by the library to visit the new early childhood play area, which will be open and available during regular library hours.

Those with a child between the ages of 6 months and 3 years old are invited to register for an upcoming Parent Child Workshop (123 Play with Me), which is a five-week session taking place on Wednesdays, Jan. 8, through Feb. 5 at the Canton Branch. The program is from 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

This is the signature program of the Family Place initiative and provides a welcoming environment for parents and young children to play and explore while parents are introduced to key resource professionals on various topics concerning their child’s overall development.

The Family Place Library initiative is funded through the Haywood County Public Library Foundation and the Region A Partnership for Children.

Contact Deanna at deanna.lyles@haywoodcountync.gov or by phone at 828.356.2563 to register for this program.

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