Community Helpers

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Fall is the perfect time to learn something new. Why not take a few minutes this fall to learn about some very important people in your neighborhood? Community helpers make our schools, towns, cities, and neighborhoods safe, clean and all around more pleasant places to live, work, and play. There are the community helpers that we see every day – crossing guards, teachers, mail carriers, construction workers, and garbage collectors. There are also the community helpers that are there whenever we need them, saving lives every day – firefighters, police officers, EMTs, doctors, nurses, and veterinarians. These books about community helpers can be shared with young children to make an upcoming trip to the doctor’s office a little less scary, to discover four of the ways that teachers are just like you and me, or just to learn more about all of the people that keep a neighborhood running smoothly. Coming to the library to find them is a great time to say hi to another community helper – your librarian!

Doctors Help

Simple text and photographs present doctors and their role in the community.

Firefighters Help

Simple text and photographs describe fire fighters and their role in our communities.

Nurses Help

Simple text and photographs present nurses and their role in the community.

Teachers Help

Simple text and full-color photographs describe a teacher’s tools, workplace, and role in the community.

What Do Firefighters Do?

Readers enter the world of firefighters to learn more about these popular community helpers, including the tools they use and the special clothing they wear.

What Do Mail Carriers Do?

Readers enter the world of mail carriers to learn more about these popular community helpers, including the tools they use and the special clothing they wear.

What Do Police Officers Do?

Readers explore the basic question of what police officers do at work. Along the way, they learn facts about laws, police cars, and even police dogs.