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July 16, 2024

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Franklin Library Opens New Play Area for Littles

Opening Aug. 1, the Franklin library's new play area is free and open to all children ages 0-5.

Williamson County Public Library System will officially unveil a new space aimed at giving young children a safe and stimulating environment to play and learn. The dedicated play area opens Tuesday, Aug. 1 at the Franklin location for children ages 0-5, complete with toys, books and other interactive learning materials.

According to studies, play is an essential component of early childhood and literacy development. When children engage in play, they are not only having fun but also developing important physical, cognitive, literacy and social skills. Furthermore, early literacy skills are crucial for a child’s future success in school and beyond.

“We are thrilled to offer this new space for young children and their caregivers,” says Jessica Jeffers, Library Director. “We know that play is critical for child development and we want to do everything we can to support families in our community.”

The library’s new play area is free and open to all children ages 0-5 during regular library hours. Caregivers are encouraged to participate in play with their children and take advantage of the many resources available at the library to support early literacy.

Please contact Williamson County Public Library at 615-595-1250 for more information.



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Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.