Are you trying to teach about government services and their value to the community? These texts were written to teach about different services and the value they offer the community.
One passage about government services in general
One-page long text about the police
One-page long text about firefighters
One-page long text EMTs
Two-page long text about parks
Two-page long text about libraries
Two-page long text about the mail service
This product was designed to address the North Carolina Social Studies standard 2.C&G.1.1. It is great for a "jigsaw" style activity where students become experts on one service and then report back about it in some way.