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Quincy firefighters to offer live bedtime stories on web

Posted: Mar. 20, 2020 5:10 pm

QUINCY -- The Quincy Fire Department announced Friday that starting at 7:30 p.m. each night a member of the department will read a bedtime story for children in the community. The story will be broadcast via Facebook Live on the department's Facebook page.

Each night a different firefighter will read a story that is picked by the staff at the Quincy Public Library.

Fire Chief Joe Henning was set to read "Waiting Is Not Easy!" by Mo Willems Friday.

The Fire Department said it hopes that the stories will give children something to look forward to in challenging days.

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Quincy TIF district set for 12-year extension

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Census Bureau outreach effort underway
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JWCC plans new automation and robotics technician certification program

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Quincy City Hall, municipal facilities to open to public

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Historical Society postpones annual meeting

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'We just wanted to do something' to help community
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So much for Kevin Reed's alleged "retirement." Reed, the former president of Reed Promotional Media, announced his retirement a few months ago and was soon looking for a worthwhile cause to fill some of his time.

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