New Programs in August amd September

I just added two of our most popular programs in for the very end of August and the beginning of September.

Home Alone Safety: When I’m in Charge
August 26 from 11:00 am -1:30 pm
Ages 7-14
Make checks payable to Epic Trainings
$18 per person w/25 person limit
Registration Required!

This course is designed to teach children who are home alone the importance of behaving responsibly.
Topics include but are not limited to first aid, what to do when a stranger comes to the door, telephone tips, Internet safety as well as how to react during a variety of misc. emergencies such as a power outages, also covered will be:
who and when to call in an emergency.
Knowing when your child is ready to stay home alone is a difficult decision, but preparation can make the transition much easier for you and your child.

The course fee includes:

  • Student workbook
  • Safety Information Packet
  • Emergency Information Contact Sheet
  • House Rules Form (to be completed at home with their families)
  • How to call 911/Poison Control Card
  • Child Print ID Kit: Keep fingerprints, photo, medical & dental records, DNA, & more

Need more information about staying safe? Check out these books:

A smart girl’s guide to staying home alone : a girl’s guide to feeling safe and having fun
by Dottie Raymer ; illustrated by Lauren Scheuer
NEW j613.6 RAY

Explains what to expect when one is left home alone and how to respond when the unexpected happens, with activities to help learn about one’s home, neighborhood, and capabilities.

Staying healthy : personal safety
by Alice B. McGinty
j613.6 MCG

Gives children pointers on how to stay safe by thinking safe, including chapters on safety with strangers, friends, while playing, at home and in the nieghborhood.

The panic proof parent : creating a safe lifestyle for your family
by Debra Smiley Holtzman

The safe zone : a kid’s guide to personal safety
by Donna Chaiet and Francine Russell
j613.608 CHA

Discusses various self-defense options which may be used when in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation and suggests what solutions might work in real life.

Babysitting Training
September 3 from 10 – 3 PM
Ages 11-16
$38 per person – Make checks payable to Epic Trainings
Registration Required!

This course teaches the roles and responsibilities of the babysitter, including skills in accident prevention and emergency recognition. Students are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch.
Fee includes: Certificate of Completion

Need more information about babysitting? Check out these books plus more here:

Babysitting rules : a guide for when you’re in charge
by Leah Browning
j649 BRO

A guide for pre-teens and teens on the dos and don’ts of being a good babysitter

by Frances S. Dayee
649.10248 D275b

A guide to earning money as a babysitter, with advice on getting customers, safety, and handling emergencies.

Babysitting basics : caring for kids
by Leah Browning
j649 BRO

An overview for pre-teens and teens of the many aspects of babysitting

  • Yeah! Babysitters here
  • Keeping kids safe
  • Entertaining everyone
  • Time to eat
  • Washing up
  • It’s potty time
  • Curing the crying
  • Misbehavior
  • Putting kids to bed
  • Checklist

The what to expect baby-sitter’s handbook
by Heidi Murkoff ; with Sharon Mazel
649.10248 M977wb

The ultimate baby-sitter’s handbook, or, So you wanna make tons of money?
by Debra Mostow Zakarin ; illustrated by Ruta Daugavietis ; designed by Kristin Lock
j649.1 ZAK

A guide to baby-sitting, providing tips on how to get started and how to deal with challenging situations.


About kitkat

I'm a teen services librarian in Chili (pronounced Chai-Lie) New York with a passion for engaging teens in the love of reading, libraries and having fun!
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