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California’s Family Place Library Program. Bessie Condos, Gerry Maginnity, California State Library Kathleen Deerr, National Coordinator, Family Place Libraries ™ Nancy Handy, Children’s Librarian, Middle Country Public Library Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Agenda. Introduction

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California’s Family Place Library Program

Bessie Condos, Gerry Maginnity, California State Library

Kathleen Deerr, National Coordinator, Family Place Libraries™

Nancy Handy, Children’s Librarian, Middle Country Public Library

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


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Agenda

  • Introduction

  • What is Family Place?

  • What is California Doing?

  • How Can You Participate?

  • How We’ll Know if the Program Made a Difference

  • Q & A


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What is California Doing?

  • Training Institute

  • Training children’s librarians and administrators


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What is California Doing?Program Objectives

  • 13 Family Place Centers will be established in participating libraries that encourage engagement between parents and children

  • Participating public libraries will establish at least 2 new community partnerships


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How Can You Participate?Overview

  • Competitive Application submitted to attend Family Place Training Institute

  • Successful applicants attend 3-day Family Place Training Institute in Los Angeles

  • Eligibility to apply for LSTA Implementation Grant for up to $15,000

    • For more information, please check out Family Place info at www.library.ca.gov/grants/lsta/apply.html


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How Can You Participate?Commitment

  • Willingness and ability to put both staff time and funding toward the implementation of a family/early childhood center in one of your libraries.

  • Sending two people (an administrator and a children’s services staff member) to a 3-day Family Place Training Institute in Los Angeles, September 27-30, 2010. Travel expenses to Los Angeles and to the Training Center in Carson must be provided by applicants. Training fees, hotel accommodations and meals to be provided by the State Library.


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How Can You Participate?Commitment (continued)

  • Creating a family/early childhood space in the Children’s Services Area that will include toys, collections, furnishings that will be conducive to young children, parents and caregivers


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How Can You Participate?Training Application


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Training Application 3 elements

  • Basic Information

  • Evaluation Questions

  • Certification


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Training Application Element 1: Basic Information

  • Applicant Information

    • All of the basic contact information for you and your library


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Training ApplicationElement 2: Evaluation Questions

  • Describe why your library is interested in becoming a Family Place Library?

  • How would this program support your library’s strategic directions and needs of the community?

  • What types of library services are currently offered to parents and children ages 0-3, and include the number of staff who provide these services?

  • What current partnerships do you have that support families?

  • How will your library ensure that staffing and resources are provided to build success in your Family Place Program?


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Training Application Element 3: Certification

  • Each Library has to complete and sign the certification page

  • Be sure to review your application and to obtain the appropriate signatures before submitting


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Training Application Submission

  • WHAT: Submit original and 4 copies

  • HOW*: By hand, mail, fax, e-mail

  • WHEN: By 4:00 pm on Friday, June 25, 2010

  • By Email*: send to Mickie Potter at [email protected]

  • For delivery service, the physical address is:

    900 N Street, 4th Floor, Sacramento, 95814


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Training Application Submission

*If you email your application, you will need to mail the signed Element 3 certification page.The signature page must be received within 7 days of the emailed application.



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How We’ll Know If the Program Made a Difference?Statewide Evaluation

  • Development of local outcomes based on statewide outputs for Family Place Activities

  • Self-assessments of the library’s space, including furniture, programming, collection, and staff awareness of developmentally appropriate practice for children ages 0-3

  • Short surveys of parents and caregivers with children ages 0-3 who attend Parent/Child Workshops and/or use the Family Place space to be administered twice during the grant year

  • Libraries may be asked to serve as sites for a more in-depth qualitative study during the year


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Questions?

Please feel free to contact:

Bessie Condos

(916) 651-0981

[email protected]

California State Library

Library Development Services Bureau

P. O. Box 942837

Sacramento, CA 94237-0001


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