Community Helpers Activity: Bring Kids to Library to Meet Local Heroes

Having a chance to meet and talk to a policeman or other community hero is a dream come true for most kids. If this is true for little members of your family, the Uintah County Library is the place to be tomorrow, November 9th, from 3 to 5pm for the ‘Community Helpers’ event. Children’s Librarian Roxanne Peterson says the layout will be similar to a job fair with separate stations around the library. Fire trucks will be parked between the library and Heritage Museum and a craft will be at the museum. “The helpers include firefighters, police officers, forest rangers, nurses, boy scouts, and a representative from the National Guard,” shares Peterson. “Families will be able to come in and learn about what the helpers do, rotating from one station to the next at their leisure... I hope that kids will learn to admire our community helpers and not be afraid of them.” The activity is geared toward families with children 0 to 11 years old and patrons are encouraged to arrive before 4:40pm in order to experience all that is offered.

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