BabyBagsThe Baby Bag committee supports and maintains the Baby Bag Library program originated by Becky Greene of the Ocean City Free Public Library (OCFPL). All new mothers receive a gift bag from the OCFPL that includes a read-aloud book, a growth chart and information sleeve, an age-appropriate bookmark, and a small magnetic photo frame for the newborn, as well as, informational materials about the OCFPL and its children’s programs. Funding for all materials comes through the OCFPL.
One hundred bags are assembled monthly by members and delivered to the Maternity Division of Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, New Jersey.
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Baby Bag Committee
The Baby Bag committee supports and maintains a library program instituted by Becky Greene, HR/Administrative Clerk of the OCFPL, and paid for by the OCFPL. Baby Bag Committee members assemble materials suitable for new mothers. These include a read-aloud- book, a growth chart and information sleeve, an age-appropriate book mark and informational materials about the OCFPL and its children’s programs.
The Baby Bag committee maintains a stock of 100 baby bags at the Shore Maternity Center at Shore Medical Center, in Somers Point. Two volunteers are needed each month to fill the baby bags and deliver them to the Maternity Ward.
The goal of the Baby Bag Committee is to introduce the new mothers and their babies to reading and the opportunities available at the OCFPL.