The Library is working with the Minnesota Children’s Museum to create a dedicated space for children and their families to engage in learning and intentional play at the Augsburg Park Library. As part of a larger renovation, this Family Play and Learn Spot will include opportunities for families to talk, sing, read, write and play together.
This new space will be designed to reflect and celebrate the unique character of the Richfield community and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013.
Main Street Hopkins: an early literacy play area
- Hennepin County Library is committed to serving people of all ages at Augsburg Park Library. We believe the library, along with the support of community partners, plays an important role in the early learning of young children and in ensuring they enter kindergarten ready to learn.
- We recognize that parents and other loving family members and friends are a child’s first and best teacher, and the library staff is dedicated to supporting them as they prepare children for success.
- Playing is how kids learn. Playing helps kids use imagination to solve problems—it also helps them learn to work with others and prepares them to learn to read.
- We are committed to creating spaces in libraries where children and caregivers can talk, sing, read, write and play together.
- See more photos from early literacy spaces at Hennepin County libraries on Flickr.