February 01, 2022
WPPI sells children’s book ahead of Lineworker Appreciation Day
“If I Were a Lineworker” is an original book created and published by WPPI Energy staff in early 2020 to celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Day. The purpose of the book is to:
- Engage and educate customers of all ages
- Build relationships with local schools and organizations
- Communicate the benefits of public power utilities
- Celebrate lineworkers and the special work they do
…all while gaining some goodwill and publicity for the local utility!
About the book: The illustrated children’s book follows the day in the life of a lineworker through a child’s imagination. The book provides examples of a how a lineworker helps the community it serves, ending with the child embracing their parent at the end of the day, who is an actual lineworker. Written and illustrated by WPPI staff, the book is recommended for elementary school aged children, but can be enjoyed by all!
How the book is being distributed: Member utilities of WPPI have sent lineworkers into elementary schools to read the book to students, leaving copies behind for students to take home. Local libraries have recorded librarians reading the book and posted the videos to their social media pages, while putting copies of the book on library shelves to be checked out. Food pantries have also distributed copies of the book along with food boxes for families. It’s a great way to connect with the community, and inspire lineworkers of the future!
Now available for purchase: For the first time ever, WPPI is making the book available to non-member utilities to purchase and personalize for their own communities. The book can be purchased through Feb. 28, allowing for it to be shipped in time for National Lineworker Appreciation Day 2022.
For more information, please reach out to Kelly Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org