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A great place for families to meet and play!   

about us

The Basics

The Melrose Family Room was established in October 1988 as a gathering place for families of infants and young children through age six. The room provides the space for families to play, talk, discuss parenting concerns and get to know other families from Melrose and the surrounding communities. There are assorted toys, equipment, games, arts & crafts activities and snacks in the room. Learn more about our playspace.

We organize many special events, including seasonal parties, outings for the entire family and special programs for children. We also maintain a members-only Facebook group as well as send members-only monthly updates via email with information about planned events as well as parenting tips and ideas.

Our Location

From the beginning, our home has been the Green Street Baptist Church. We are not church affiliated, but we rent space from the church at a very reasonable rate. The church is a strong supporter of the MFR and has been very understanding of our needs as we have grown and changed.

How We Function

We are a parent-run cooperative. Member support and involvement are essential to the Melrose Family Room's success.

Our Members

All of our members contribute to the upkeep and running of the  Melrose Family Room, whether they are volunteering to lead a story time, helping organize an event for member families, or participating in one of our mandatory (once-annually per member) room and toy cleaning sessions. Our handbook provides in-depth information about what membership in this organization means and entails.

Our Board

The Board of the Melrose Family Room is a team of volunteers that meet monthly and manage the ongoing operation of the room. Board terms are annual and begin every April 1st.
April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018 term board members:


Masha Goodman-Khan

Vice President

Alicia Pattison


Stacey Babb Weinberg


Melanie Gulden

New Member Coordinator

Heather Remollino

Events Coordinator

Kristin Weekley

Tech Coordinator

Maureen Strode

Maintenance / Supplies Coordinator

Katie Skarzynski

Interested in becoming a member? Learn more about membership on our Membership page.

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