LISBON FALLS – The Lisbon Library Department and the Lisbon Fire Department are providing an opportunity for children in grades kindergarten through eight to commemorate Fire Safety Month by attending a special presentation at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.

The safety vehicles utilized by the fire department, the fire boat, fire command vehicle, and the rescue unit, will be on display, and the fire chief will explain their importance. One of the firefighters will demonstrate how to get into a “Gumby Suit,” and explain its significance in water and ice rescues. With cold fall days and winter right around the corner, water and ice safety will also be discussed.

There is no charge, but preregistration is necessary. Patrons will meet in the library Children’s Room prior to assembling at the fire station. Call the Lisbon Library Department at 353-6564 to sign up.

This is the second event of the “Ride the Reading Trail” reading program that the Lisbon Library Department is sponsoring for the school year. Children, pre-school through eighth grade, are encouraged to participate by reading books at their leisure, then recording them on their reading records at the library.

Prizes will be earned throughout the program, and the children will “travel” to various places throughout the world: the local fire station, a Caribbean island, outer space, the Alaskan Iditarod, the Wild West, then back to Maine.

For more information, call the Lisbon Library Department at 353-6564.

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