A new Family Study Space has been created in the Mullins Library at the University of Arkansas. Caregivers can do their own reading, studying and research while keeping an eye on children engaged with toys and books in the space. Children’s Literacy and Learning Bags will also be available, containing books, toys, games and crafts related to educational themes such as foods around the world, reptiles and community helpers. The Family Study Space “provides our campus community caregivers a feeling of belonging and support,” said Stephanie Pierce, director of user services at the library.

"I would like to invite all members of the campus community who care for young children to bring them to Mullins Library to explore our family study space and the new Children's Literacy and Learning Bags," said Laura Cameron, education librarian. "Caregivers and their children are an important part of our vibrant and diverse campus community, and I hope this will be the first of many opportunities for caregivers and children to explore, play and learn in our spaces! Our new Children's Literacy and Learning Bags are designed to give young children an opportunity to explore high-quality children's books and learning activities during a visit to the libraries or at home."

Learn more about this support for campus caregivers here.