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Joplin Public Library - Family Place Library

Listing Last Update: September 7, 2018


1901 E 20th Street
Joplin, MO 64804

Primary Contact

Jacque Gage

(417) 623-7953 Ext:1021

Educational services

  • To help my child learn

Instruction Type

  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

JPL as a Family Place Library will be offering Parent-Child Workshops as a component of Family Place Libraries. The Parent-Child Workshop will be held a minimum of two times per year, with five sessions each.

In these workshops, time is given for the parent and child to interact together in developmental early literacy activities. While they are doing this, an expert in a developmental discipline interacts with and addresses parents' concerns and need for information in their area of expertise. The five areas of expertise include, Early Literacy; Child Development; Speech, Hearing and Language Development; Nutrition, and Music, Play and Health.

These workshops have an emphasis on parent/child interaction and are play-based and child-driven. Parents have the opportunity to get the information they need on an individual and small group basis to form the basis for their child's early literacy.

Call for dates and times of workshops.

Hours of operation: 9-8 M-Th, 9-6 F-S, 1-5 Sun

Cost info: None -- Library cards free to Joplin residents. If not a Joplin resident, can use library or attend programs at no charge. To check out materials a non-resident card is available to $50/year for entire household.

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