Glendale police will be joined by McGruff the Crime Dog at the Foothills Branch Library on May 7 from 10 a.m. to noon for an interactive story time for children and toddlers focusing on child safety. The event is part of a national campaign called Take 25, created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Click here to view the press release.
Glendale law enforcement personnel will be on hand to fingerprint children and give out balloons and stickers. Presentations will be available in both English and Spanish. Parents and guardians will receive age-appropriate talking points, a Child ID Kit with their child’s full set of fingerprints, and some Recovered Child Stickers to place on their little ones when attending large events or theme parks over the summer to help return them quickly should they wander off.
Focusing on prevention, the Take 25 campaign encourages parents to take 25 minutes to speak with their children about ways to prevent abduction, and offers 25 ways to make kids safer at home, on the Internet, at school and “out and about.” More resources can be found on their website.
The free event will be held in the Foothills Branch Library lobby. For more information, please call 623-930-3830. Join us for a morning devoted to keeping our kids safe.