The Lapeer District Library (LDL) is partnering with the Lapeer County EMS to host a Child and Babysitting Safety Class on Saturday, September 25. The five hour class will take place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the LCEMS Administrative Offices, 3565 Genesee Rd., in Lapeer.

This safety course was developed through the American Safety and Health Institute and will cover child care skills including safety and injury prevention, basic caregiving skills, first aid and more. Participants of the program will leave with an American Safety and Health Institute certification card that is good for up to two years. While this program was developed for ages 11-15 years old, teens up to the age of 18 are welcome.

LDL Teen Services Librarian Janelle Martin said the class will teach basic skills that any teen or tween should know, even if they aren’t babysitting a younger sibling or a neighbor child.

Registration is required. This program is free but available spots for the program are limited. Register online at or call your local LDL branch for more information. Lunch will be provided during the program.

LCEMS is committed to meeting the emergency and non-emergency medical transportation needs of Lapeer County. We also serve our community through a variety of classes, trainings and community events.

The Lapeer District Library and the Family Literacy Center are partners for literacy. The Lapeer District Library serves 60,006 residents throughout Lapeer County.

—The Lapeer District Library