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Framingham Public Library Announces Brand New Early Literacy Playspace!

The Framingham Public Library will be hosting a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the new Early Literacy Playspace in the Children’s Room at the Main Library on Saturday, August 5th at 11:00am. The public is invited to celebrate the grand opening followed by interactive play in the Playspace, which includes a play kitchen and farmer’s market stand, wall mounted activities, light tables, sensory tables and more!

The Early Literacy Playspace and its educational toys, games, and activities were funded by an LSTA grant (Library Services and Technology Act) the Framingham Public Library received in October of 2016 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. This federally funded “Mind in the Making” grant furthers the Library’s commitment to Early Literacy to our entire community, and offers the opportunity to provide under-served children with early educational play and activities crucial to early development and school readiness. The toys, activities and games purchased with the grant funds are aimed at early education and social development and at helping parents and caregivers better understand how they can also learn at home.

Early Learning Zone: Grand Opening! thumbnail Photo

Early Learning Zone: Grand Opening!

Early Learning Zone Grand Opening!

Friday March 10
Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington St.

Come celebrate with us as we introduce young children and families to our new space with a story and “Play, Learn and Grow Together” activity hour. There will be special guest visitors and refreshments. All ages.

The Framingham Public Library and the Early Childhood Alliance joined together for a unique collaboration that will benefit all families with young children in Framingham. The partnership is excited to announce the grand opening of this new parent-child early learning zone. Our celebration will include a recognition of the Sudbury Foundation’s valuable contribution to this space. It is the Foundation’s strong belief that this collaborative project highlights the importance of early education in the most natural and accessible of locations in the community – our local Library!

The ECAAF fulfills its mission by ensuring access to:

  • early learning experience for children prenatal to age eight
  • school readiness activities
  • early childhood resources and information
  • family support and education
  • professional development for early childhood educators
  • community advocacy of early childhood issues
  • transition supports from home to school, early intervention, preschool, kindergarten, special education, and out-of-school time

Sponsored by the Early Childhood Alliance of Ashland/Framingham, a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Education and Care, administrated by the Framingham Public Schools and kindly supported by the Framingham Public Library.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Framingham Public Library has launched an early literacy initiative called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. The program helps kids build their early literacy skills and fosters a love of reading. Upon sign up, children will receive a free book bag, log sheet, and other goodies. Please visit us at the Main Library or McAuliffe Branch to ask questions or to sign up!