Family Friendly Library Room: A New Space for Students

The new Family Room in Jackson Library is a space where caregivers can bring their children to play and learn while they study. The room is a campus resource that enhances adult students’ ability to excel in their academic programs while caring for children and dependents. At this time, there is no age restriction for children or dependents and the space is intended for use by UNC Greensboro faculty, staff and students.

"My hope is that after the Spring 2020 semester we'll be able to make the Family Room open to the community at large," said Associate Professor and First-Year Instruction and Social Sciences Librarian Rachel Olsen. "UNCG is a public institution and Jackson is a public library, so making this space available to the community is very important to us."

Spaces like the Family Room are available in other libraries across the UNC System. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has two family rooms in Atkins Library that were created after recei…

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