The L.E.A.R.N. (Lewis Educational and Recreational Nonprofit) and the Elmo Willard Branch Library have teamed up to offer a babysitting class for participants (ages 12 – 18) on Monday, July 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The class will follow the American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training lesson plans and guidelines. The class will provide participants who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly provide care for children and infants. The training will help to develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and the children safe and help children behave and learn about basic child care.

Registration is required for the babysitting class. To register, please call L.E.A.R.N. at (409) 832-5656. The babysitting class takes place at the Elmo Willard Branch Library. Lunch will be served for each participant. There are a limited number of seats available – call today. There is no charge for the class.

L.E.A.R.N. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote healthier individuals, improve academic achievement and enrich the lives of the youth in the Southeast Texas community by providing youth engagement programs and community service involvement activities. All programs and activities are conducted at libraries, schools, scout groups, churches and other youth organizations within the Southeast Texas community.

For additional information, please contact Elmo Willard Library, located at 3590 East Lucas Drive by calling (409) 892-4988 or visit  Library hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday & Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.