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Alaska CARES, Loussac Library offer day for kids during Child Abuse Prevention Month

ANCHORAGE, AK - Alaska CARES, part of The Children's Hospital at Providence, along with the Loussac Library are teaming up for Child Abuse Prevention Month on April 14. The event, called "Bears, Blankets, Books & Blue Ribbons," will include fun activities and safety information. The event's title is inspired by the blue ribbons that represent awareness of child abuse prevention.

A special reading time will take place in the story theater on the second floor of the Loussac Library. Special guests Walt Monegan, executive director with the Alaska Native Justice Center; Lt. Dave Parker, of the Anchorage Police Department; and Col. Keith Mallard, of the Alaska State Troopers will read books to children and participate in a coloring activity that explains how to stay safe. Informational materials such as positive parenting pamphlets will be available for families.

For a more comfortable atmosphere, children are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed animal or blanket to the event. The special guests will be participating by wearing bunny slippers with their respective uniforms. This free event is open to all ages.

Event details:

Who:             Alaska CARES and the Loussac Library
What:            Bears, Blankets, Books & Blue Ribbons event
When:           10:30-11:30 a.m., April 14
Where:          Z.J. Loussac Public Library, 3600 Denali St., Anchorage, AK

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