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Every Grandchild 2016.png   ABCs to PhDs: Every Grandchild Ready to Read
Saturday, September 24, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Adults only. Registration required. Free!

Grandparents are invited to this special literacy workshop based on current brain research for children age newborn through 5. Discover six reading skills and five practices you can share with your grandchildren. Each attendee will receive a free children’s book! Donuts and coffee will be provided by Dunkin’ Donuts.

 YMR 2016.png  Youth in Model Railroading
Saturday, September 24,10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 25 from 1 - 3:30 pm.  
Broomfield will again host the popular Youth in Model Railroading in the Children's Library. The entire setup has been created from Legos!  There will be a city block, space station and lots of trains for kids and adults of all ages to enjoy.  And all of this is built and run by kids!  This is an open house event, so drop by anytime throughout the weekend.

 Early Childhood Summit 2016.png BECC & ECPAC Annual Early Childhood Summit
Sat., Oct. 15, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1500 E. 128th Ave, Thornton
Registration required

Through interactive workshops and a keynote address by George Boelcke, attendees will learn more skills and techniques to working with children and co-workers as we explore different personalities through colors.
Early Bird registration cost of $35 from August 15 - September 9. September 10 - October 7 the cost is $40. 
For more info or to register visit www.broomfieldecc.org

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Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library to become Family Place Library as part of a National Leadership Grant!

Read more about our program in the Broomfield Enterprise article.

In 2012 The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded the Middle Country Public Library a National Leadership Grant to support their Family Place Libraries initiative. Twenty-eight libraries in 7 states were selected be a part of this grant and our Children's Library was one of them! The grant money was distributed over  the next three years to fund staff training, site visits and project implementation. Middle Country Library staff worked with our library to implement and evaluate Family Place Libraries, a library-based early childhood and family support service model. This multi-phase program focuses on parents and caregivers as first teachers, is organized around the developmental needs of the child, and links library services with other regional and local family support agencies. The program emphasizes libraries as key institutions within the early childhood and family support community and partners in the promotion of healthy child and family development. The goal is to develop lifelong learners while fostering home/library/community connections to provide community support for families with very young children.

Our Family Place Center 
Children discover and practice new skills through purposeful play, and toys are their tools. The Family Place Center in the Children’s Library at Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library is a safe, fun environment where you and your young child can read, play and learn. This specially-designed space features materials for children and parents including board books, picture books, toys, puzzles, blocks and writing activities, all creating opportunities for little ones to explore. As your child’s first and most important teacher, these activities will help you build your child’s early literacy skills.