COURTNEY McCLURE, The Standard
UXBRIDGE: On June 2nd, the Uxbridge Public Library will teach your kids how to stay safe at home while alone. The Stay Safe at Home program begins at the library at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.
During this program, kids will learn various skills they can use when they are alone at home. For example, they will learn how to set rules beforehand with their parents and properly follow them.
The manager at the Uxbridge Library, Corinne Morrison, said the program is great for children who are too young to babysit others but old enough to stay home on their own.
Participants will learn how to respond to unexpected situations, such as unexpected weather and unanticipated visits from strangers.
Ms. Morrison said participants will also learn basic first aid during this program. Participants are asked to bring a peanut-free lunch, snacks and a reusable water bottle.
The Stay Safe at Home program is available for kids, aged 9 to 13, and is $60 per participant. Pre-registration for this program is required.
The Uxbridge Library also has a babysitting program. During this program, participants learn what to do while they are babysitting. It is open to students in Grade 6 and older. This program will likely be held in August. The details for this are still being finalized.
To find more information about this program, as well as others, and registration, please visit the Uxbridge Library website at uxlib.com.