Handout to go with Hippie Dippy Babytime Presentation
Value-added programming for new parents/caregivers. When a parent manages to get the baby packed up and into the car and then drives around looking for a parking spot and unloads the baby into the library only to be 15 minutes late and get settled just as the good bye songs begin, there is little reward for the effort. If we can layer and expand the program to offer a more fulfilling experience, while at the same time allowing families practice self-care, we just might bring a little extra joy into the community as a whole.
Whenever I talk about my job at home my teenagers would roll their eyes and say "hippie dippy babytime". I loved this and decided to use it as the title for my presentation. I like to think of libraries as holistic literacy co-ops!!