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About Us

On an island, named Jamaica, in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, there lived a little girl. One day, she set off over land and water to find an adventure. When her travels brought her to the edge of the United States, she sat down and thought, maybe this is where I should stay..

Just then a strong breeze came by and blew her further north and she landed in Princeton, New Jersey. Since she loved children and stories, she became a librarian. She has fun bringing together stories and songs, reading and rhyme, all for family literacy FUN. That little girl was me.



Meet Our Staff

Miss Pam
Founder & Owner
Miss Pam has over 35 years of experience of reading and rhyming with babies and has gained insight into what makes a baby listen, smile or laugh.









She won the Allie Beth Martin award from Public Library Association and Baker and Taylor, which recognizes a librarian who has demonstrated  “an extraordinary range and depth of knowledge about books and a distinguished ability to share that knowledge."


She has read to (way) more than 100,000 children and their parents or caregivers in three countries, in armchairs and schoolrooms, on beaches and buses, in a gazebo and underneath many trees.

Martina Barbour
Project Manager 
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Mahvelous Martina has always loved writing poetry and the excitement of curling up with a crisp new book. An avid reader, she realized from a young age that she enjoyed sharing her love of reading and writing with others.

She attended NYU for Creative Writing and Education, and in this time realized literacy education and activism was her calling. After years of traveling, she returned to her home of Philadelphia and worked for years in the Free Library of Philadelphia's Books Aloud program before joining Miss Pam in opening Baby Wordplay. She loves combining education, theater, community engagement and literacy.

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