Public Libraries


Upcoming Events

Libraries are safe, familiar, and flexible spaces that welcome all families and respond to their most pressing priorities. Library staff stand ready to meet families wherever they are, and to share in the joys of children’s discoveries and imaginations.

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) has partnered with library staff to co-create adaptations of Touchpoints trainings and workshops that support public libraries’ goals of welcoming and inspiring young children and their families, and serving as their community connectors. Read about this partnership in an article in School Library Journal: Little Patrons, Big Ideas: New approaches in early learning have implications for public libraries.


Visit our Professional Development page to learn more about the following training and workshops and more!

  • Touchpoints in Libraries: Understanding Child Development and Engaging Families – This 28-hour virtual training builds an understanding of a child’s developmental process from birth to 6 years. Participants develop skills for connecting with families through culturally-responsive, strengths-based interactions.
  • Strengths-Based Family Engagement in Libraries Workshop Series – In this 5-part series, participants learn strategies to engage with families, and solve problems together when situations feel challenging.

Register for an upcoming training for library staff!

Attend one of our Family-to-Family Real Talk Series conversations!

Get Involved

Learn With Us

Babies and children, families and communities do the research on what it takes for them to flourish. Listen with us to what they’ve been learning. Watch a webinar. Check out the Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative. Join the Brazelton Touchpoints Center Learning Network. Join the conversation.

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