Everyday heroes drop by for Jones County summer reading program

Everyday heroes drop by for Jones County summer reading program
Children get up-close look at EMServ emergency vehicle.
Children get up-close look at EMServ emergency vehicle.

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Children who participated in the Laurel-Jones County summer reading program continue to learn about our everyday heroes.

Life Flight provided a thrill for children as they landed in the library's parking lot Tuesday afternoon. It got a little windy and dusty, but that did not stop children from being excited.

Emergency personnel from Life Flight and EMServ spoke about their jobs and their every day operations. They also gave parents and children an up-close look at their emergency transportation vehicles.

"This year's program has just been a huge success and just the amount of books that we're checking in and out of the library is just overwhelming, but we're loving every minute of it," Laurel-Jones County Library Systems Manager of Children Services and Programming Michelle Miller said.

United blood services were also in attendance. Several parents also became heroes Tuesday by donating blood.

The summer reading program's next event is Thursday at the Ellisville Library. Local Author Annette Sikes will read her book "Super Twinz" and talk about bullying. Children are encouraged to bring a large T-shirt to make their own super cape.