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B Is For Baby! An Information Celebration For New And Expecting Parents

B is for Baby

If you’re expecting a child, or are a new caregiver, this information celebration is for you—and baby too! Being a parent is fun but hard work. The library makes it easier by bringing experts together to share valuable tips you need for children from birth to age 2. Enjoy storytimes, art demos, and much more to get your child off to a smart start at the library.

Vendors include:

HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters)

Find out how to be your child’s first teacher

La Leche League of Jacksonville

Learn all about breastfeeding through mother-to-mother support

North Florida Birth Alliance

Connect with with a community of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum professionals

Safe Kids

Gather important sleep safety tips

Volunteer Nurses for Wellness, Inc.

Will take blood pressure readings, teach Hands-only CPR for adults and infant, and teach attendees how to use an AED

Angel Kids Pediatrics

Pediatric medical care

Angela Peterson

Birth Doula

Hubbard House

Provide information about identifying domestic violence and the resources available to survivors/children

Sunshine Lactation

Provide information on preparing to breastfeed, surviving the first two weeks, tips for all new parents, normal newborn behavior, nighttime parenting

The Magnolia Project

Women’s Health Clinic that focuses on improving the health and wellness of women in the childbearing ages of 15-44

Lavender Roots Doula Services

Postpartum Doula & Bereavement Doula

Emergency Pregnancy Services

Offers pregnancy testing and counseling, community resources and parenting skills information 

121 Financial Credit Union

Provide banking information for families, tips for budgeting, using credit wisely, and setting smart goals

Darian Azar (JPL- Learning Services Specialists/ Early Childhood)

Will provide early literacy tips to use with  children birth-two year old


Schedule of Events:

10:15 A.M. Stories for Babies (Alligator Couch)

10:15 A.M. HIPPY (Children’s Theater)

10:35 A.M. Early Literacy presentation* (Alligator Couch)

10:35 A.M. Angel Kids Pediatrics (Children’s Theater)

10:55 A.M. Process Art in the Art Room* (Art Room)

10:55 A.M. Safe Kids Safe Sleep presentation (Children’s Theater)

11:15 A.M. Traveling Tales (Alligator Couch)

11:15 A.M. Sunshine Lactation – Breastfeeding (Children’s Theater)

11:35 A.M. Stories for Babies (Children’s Theater)

11:35 A.M. 121 Financial Credit Union – Money Management (Alligator Couch)

11:55 A.M. Process Art in the Art Room* (Art Room)

11:55 A.M. Angela Peterson – Birth Doula (Alligator Couch)

12:15 P.M. Early Literacy presentation* (Alligator Couch)

12:15 P.M. Traveling Tales (Children’s Theater)

*Library Program


Meet the Author


Amanda Toman is a mama, digital marketer, wifey and avid reader. You will either find her in the marketing department for the Jacksonville Public Library, spending time with her family, reading her Kindle, at a Pure Barre class, at Disney World, or at home binge watching the latest book to TV show series. She is also a co-host for Completely Booked, the official podcast of the Jacksonville Public Library.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Jacksonville Public Library