Looking for a place to explore with your child? Check out the Buda Public Library Family Place Play Area which offers children from birth to five opportunities to learn and grow through play. Located in the Children's Area, our specially designed space features educational toys which encourage imaginative fun such as a fully equipped kitchen, a barn, blocks, puzzles, dinosaurs and much more. Through play, children learn about their world and develop essential early literacy skills.
The Texas State Library awarded the Buda Public Library a Family Place Libraries™ grant in 2015 making it possible to transform our library into a welcoming, developmentally-appropriate early learning environment for very young children, their parents, and caregivers. Based on research about the importance of early brain development, the Family Place Library supports the essential role of parents as first teachers and addresses the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive aspects of child development to help build a foundation for learning during the foundation-building first years of life. Expanding the traditional role of children’s services, Family Place builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in young children’s growth and development.
This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. (2016)