Family Place Library (Parent/Child Workshops)

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The Camarena Memorial Library has been recognized as a Family Place Library since 2012. As such, the library is a place where families are welcome and encouraged to meet, chat, share and play. A component of this national recognition is the Parent-Child Workshop. The Parent-Child Workshop is a place for children (1-3 years of age) to play with a variety of developmentally appropriate toys in a safe environment and to socialize with other kids their own age.
It is also a place where caregivers can meet informally with a variety of professionals that can answer questions.

Registration is limited to 15 families per cycle.


Orientation & Early Literacy
Child Development
Speech & Language Development
Music & Movement

There are two purposes to the workshop. The first is to provide a setting in which you and your child can work and play together. In order to facilitate this, our Robert Morales Multipurpose Room has been organized into three different activity areas.

The Resource Material Area contains library materials and free handouts. Different aspects of parenting will be featured each week. Also included in this area are board books, cloth books, puzzles, picture books, and audiovisual materials which can be checked out for your child.

The Activity Area provides materials and instructions for a simple craft or project for you and your child to do together.
The Toy and Game Area contains infant toys, books, puzzles, blocks, wooden toys, dolls and puppets.


The second purpose is to introduce you to specialists and community people who will provide you with information on different aspects of parenting and early childhood. If you have any specific questions, the librarian can also provide you with books, pamphlets and other materials that will help you find answers to your parenting concerns.

Next cycle: Tuesdays at 5:00 pm, October 3 - October 31, 2023

Call the library at (760) 768-2170 or send an email to to register. 

This project is supported in whole or part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.