June: Home Safety Month


 From Health and Wellness Resource Center.

June is National Home Safety Month. According to Safe Kids USA, although unintentional injury deaths of children have significantly decreased in the United States since the late 1980s, thousands of children still die every year from accidents including, but not limited to, falls, fires and burns, bicycle accidents, car accidents and drownings. In fact accidents are the most common cause of deaths in children ages 1 to 14 — more common than deaths by all childhood diseases combined, and the vast majority of these accidents happen at home. Furthermore, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unintentional injuries are the most common cause of death for people ages 1 to 44.

Most home safety issues are preventable, however, and fortunately, your library ia providing these free resources:

Quick and Easy

Printable Coloring Pages, Puzzles, Games, Activity Booklets, Bookmarks, and Educational Materials for Children and Adults:

From Safe Kids USA:

From the US Fire Administration:

From the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):

Quick and Easy for Adults:

Featured Resources

Books, Links to Information, and Organizations to Contact:

Books for Children and Adults

Home Safety Reference Information Links

Organizations to Contact

Free information and resources:

Book Club

Observe National Home Safety Month this June by choosing this Oprah Book Club pick for your Summer Reading:

Map of the World by Jame Hamilton. In the space of a few minutes, a tragic accident occurs, and a woman’s life is changed forever. This page-turner highlights how fast an accident can happen and also portrays what happens when a mob mentality takes over. The movie adaptation starred Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore. Discussion Guide

Tie Ins

June celebrates Father’s Day! You can bring together National Home Safety Month and Father’s Day with cool ideas:

Fun Stuff

Goof off at the reference desk and amaze your friends on Twitter . . . OR add some fun to a library program, your library website, Facebook page, or Twitter feed:

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