Laptime is a library program for babies and toddlers that incorporates books, songs, fingerplays and nursery rhymes. Laptime Songs is a place to find inspiration and resources for bringing the laptime program to life in the library, preschool, day care and at home! Amber Passey, founding editor of Laptime Songs and Because Babies Grow Up, discovered the laptime program through the Orem Public Library. She loved the program so much that when the opportunity arose, she volunteered to be a teller.
After volunteering at the Orem Public Library for over a year, her family moved to Tennessee. They found a terrific children’s librarian at the Bell County Library in Middlesboro, Kentucky. She had programs for all ages, but due to lack of time in her schedule, she didn’t have a program for babies and toddlers. Amber was excited to offer to start the laptime program and Cindy was excited to get a laptime program going. There she had fun introducing new friends to the library and inviting them to continue to enjoy music and books outside of the library.
Amber worked as the Assistant Children’s Librarian at the Bellevue Public Library. There she planned and ran programming for the early childhood crowd including storytimes for babies, for toddlers, and for preschoolers. Amber also provides outreach programs to local Headstart preschool classrooms. In addition to storytimes, Amber ran the library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
Amber is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from the iSchool at San Jose Statue University.
Some of Amber’s Favorites:
If you have suggestions for new additions or have questions about the Laptime program, please contact Amber Passey at laptimesongs @ gmail . com.