Registration Now Open for Free Babysitting Clinic at Marshall Public Library

City of Pocatello news release:

One of the Marshall Public Library’s most in-demand classes will be returning just in time for summer.

Saturday, June 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the library will host its free babysitting clinic. The class is specifically designed for 11 to 14-year-olds and helps introduce caregivers to the basics of babysitting. Topics slated to be covered are personal and kid safety with the Pocatello Police Department, an introduction to CPR and first aid for babysitting emergencies, proper foods for children, understanding the ages and stages of child development, and more.

“The demand for babysitters is at its peak in the summer months,” said KathAnn Hendricks, Young Adult Librarian. “We want to help ensure that our community’s babysitters are prepared with the right knowledge and skills to responsibly care for infants and children.”

Due to the demand for the class, there’s no limit to the number of participants who can join in the seminar. Snacks for attendees will be provided.

Registration is required and participants can sign up at marshallpl.org or by calling the Children’s Office at 232-1263 ext. 109. Registration begins May 9 and will close June 6.

More on the many programs offered by the library can be found on the library’s website.