9-1-1 Storybook Tour will be held at Des Moines Library on Friday, April 15

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As 9-1-1 National Public Education Month kicks off in April, Seattle Public Library, King County Library System and the King County E-911 program office are partnering for Emery the Emergency Penguin Storybook tour, a fun and educational program aimed at teaching preschoolers about 9-1-1.

Local children will be the first to hear Emery the Emergency Penguin’s story, Emery and the Ice Carnival, learn a 9-1-1 song and even go home with an Emery coloring book on Friday, April 15 at the Des Moines Library.

Here’s Emery’s 9-1-1 song:

Throughout the month of April, Emery’s storybook will tour 13 local libraries, and will be read by King County first responders, call takers and emergency dispatchers. This FREE, half-hour event will help preschoolers all across King County learn how, when and where to dial 9-1-1.

Event details:

WHO: Tonya Seaberry, Des Moines Police Department

WHEN: Friday, April 15, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: King County Library Systems – Des Moines Branch: 21620 11th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198

9-1-1 Facts:

  • More than 5,000 9-1-1 calls are made every day in King County.
  • An emergency can happen at any time. Teaching your child to call 9-1-1 can save your life or the life of others in the event of an emergency.
  • April is 9-1-1 National Public Education Month.
  • April 12-18 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

For more information, visit kingcounty.gov/911

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