Friday, June 24, 2011

On the Path to Good Health: Safety Comes First This Summer!

Swimming. Fireworks. Bike rides. Picnics and cookouts. Long days playing outside under a warm sun. These are all fun things to do over the summer, but make sure that safety doesn't take a vacation! The National Safety Council has proclaimed June as National Safety Month to remind families of precautions they should take while enjoying common summer activities. Stop by the Youth Services Department for a tip sheet on summer safety and to check out our related book display.

The library has a wealth of resources to help keep your family safe and healthy throughout the year. For example, the new parenting collection (located next to the Family Place early learning area on the first floor) has books and DVDs to teach parents life-saving skills such as infant CPR and first aid. If you want a dose of humor with your safety lessons, look no further than the Caldecott-winning picture book Officer Buckle and Gloria. Librarians can help you find the perfect book to start a conversation with your child about wearing a bicycle helmet, water safety, and fire prevention.

“On the Path to Good Health” is supported by Kaiser Permanente and the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends. Here's wishing you a fun, safe summer!

posted by SPB