Value-added programming for new parents/caregivers. When a parent manages to get the baby packed into the car, drives around looking for a parking spot and get settled in the library 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 to practice self-care, we just might bring a little extra joy into the community as a whole.
my teenagers would roll their eyes and say "hippie dippy babytime" when I talk about my job at home and 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!!