|From Brandon on Flickr (creative commons)|
Even though my kids are teenagers (and beyond!) and I am not even close to needing the happy diaper bag anymore, this sign made me feel calmer. It was so friendly, and made me remember how anxious it can make you to be the caregiver of a young child. Taking away this element of stress is such a terrific idea! And makes it seem like a normal, not-so-shameful occurrence, if the library is prepared to help everyone with it.
When I talked to Janine at the children's desk about it, she says they pretty much stock the Happy Diaper Bag with donations--parents bring in the left-over diapers at the end of the pack when their kid graduates to the next size, or bring in a few outgrown pairs of pants. An easy way to make the library more welcoming (and better smelling!).