July 19, 2016

Guest Storytime

(L-R) Cheif Reiber, Firefighters Erickson, Volk and Chapman

Firefighter Chapman reads The Wide-Mouthed Frog,
using different character voices.

Captain Reiber  reads The Circus Ship
Fire Captain Eric Reiber along with firefighters Mike Chapman, Chris Volk and Jon Erickson came to the library last Thursday to serve as guest readers at Preschool Storytime.  It was a packed house with eager and excited children and families.  Not only did the audience get to enjoy hearing them read aloud great books, children and adults were also able to learn a great deal about fire equipment and fire safety when Jon Erickson donned his “full gear.”  Emphasis was put on safety with firefighters explaining how important it is to not hide if one is inside during a fire, but to “stay low” and shout “HERE I AM!”

Firefighter Erickson before "full gear"
Firefighter Erickson after "full gear"
Miss Kathleen thanks Firefighter Volk for the generous
donation of books and funds to the library!
The morning concluded with Chris Volk making donation of firefighting books to the library, accompanied by a $300 check to the Friends of the Library.  The monies will be used to purchase new books and DVDs on firefighting and fire safety.  The new books and DVDs will be housed in the ever-popular fire engine bookcase at the library. The monies and books were donated by the Firefighters Local Union 1892, members of which also built and donated the fire engine bookcase to the library several years ago.  THANK YOU CAPTAIN REIBER AND LOCAL UNION 1892 MEMBERS!
The audience watches and listens to Firebears!
This Thursday, July 21, Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins, along with members of his crew  and Washington State Trooper Courtney Shawley will be serving as guest readers at 10:30.  Be sure and head this way to enjoy great books, learn about the important job they all do for us and to get an up-close and personal peek at their vehicles outside in the parking lot. 

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