Safety and Security Associate

DUTIES:    Assist with daily safety and security operations tasks as needed. Operate security systems such as cameras, DVR’s, controlled access and incident reporting software. Continually patrol Library property and observe activity. Monitor and react to emergencies and activities on Library property. Operate life safety systems such as fire alarm and announcement systems, etc. Review safety and […]

Consider safety when choosing gifts for children

It would be too easy as a librarian to just recommend: “Buy all of the kids on your shopping list some wonderful age-appropriate books!” While preventable injury isn’t a happy holiday topic, it is an important one. The Health Information Neighborhood partnered with Safe Kids Kansas to promote safe toys for kids with an eye-catching display […]

Prepare for Severe Weather and Be a Force of Nature!

Some people love a big storm, and others cower in fear – which are you? National Severe Weather Preparedness Week highlights the importance of planning and practicing how and where to take shelter before severe weather, such as tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, strike. Download a checklist to help your family be prepared.

Safety Check: Put Your Medicines Up and Away and Out of Sight

Did you know that more than 60,000 young children end up in emergency rooms every year because they get into medicines when their parent or caregiver isn’t looking?
Find out why I just took the Up and Away pledge to store medications safely, make sure the safety cap is locked in place, teach children about medication, and program the Poison Control number 800-222-1222 in my phone.

Think of the Children and Think about Halloween Safety

BOO! Late October is plenty scary, but without reflective tape, flashlights, flame-resistance, and adult supervision, some Halloween traditions are downright dangerous! Review safety tips, plus find out all of the local trick-or-treat events in Topeka with the Halloween Round Up from XYZ Topeka