Firefighter Storytime!

Posted On Tuesday November 27, 2018

This fall, the Halton Hills Public Library once again held its successful series of Firefighter Storytime sessions at the Acton and Georgetown Branches, as well as the Gellert Community Centre. These half hour storytime sessions are hosted by Halton Hills Firefighter Mark Burger who dedicates his time to teach and promote fire safety to young children (and their parents/guardians).

With a boisterous and bubbly persona, Mark entertains and captivates the children who watch and participate with awe and wonder. Whether it’s dancing to the music, play acting from a book, teaching commands like “stop, drop and roll” or whispering to get the children’s attention, all eyes are on Mark as he masterfully performs storytime to the joy and enthusiasm of the children.

Mark, a father himself, has devoted his time and energy to storytime for four years and loves every minute of it. “It’s something I really enjoy and because it’s such an important topic and aligns with my career, I enjoy bringing it to the community”, he says. “The children have so much fun; plus, they are being educated in fire safety prevention at the same time”.

Firefighter Storytime has seen incredible success with anywhere from 28 to 60 children in attendance. Halton Hills Public Library runs this special edition of storytime every October/November on the heels of Fire Safety Prevention Month. Firefighter Mark will be back again next year to host another round of this very successful series, and to entertain, educate and delight children alike.