Because kids don't come with instructions

We know parenting can be overwhelming. The library is here to help, one text message at a time.

Text FAMILYPLACE to 274448 or sign up online to receive tips, activities and information to help parents raise healthy, happy kids from Bright by Text.

The Bright by Text program provides information on child development – plus library programs and resources – to parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age 8 in New Braunfels.

Parents and caregivers can sign up to receive messages in English or Spanish that are specific to the age of their child and include local community resources targeted by zip code.

Bright by Text is available to NBPL as a Family Place Library.

Family Place Libraries™ is a network of children’s libraries nationwide that believe that literacy begins at birth and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families.

Family Place Libraries feature:

  • Specially designed spaces
  • Programs for ages 0 - 5
  • Materials and resources for parents
  • Family support services

As we develop our Family Place program, look for these features at NBPL come fall/winter 2021-2022!

Family Place Baby