Neighbor to Neighbor kids warm up to ‘The Snowy Day’

February 12, 2016 by

It was a very special meeting this morning at Neighbor to Neighbor.

It was a very special meeting this morning at Neighbor to Neighbor. Click on the photo to learn more.


With the temperature outside right at freezing this morning, preschoolers inside Neighbor to Neighbor warmed up to the classic story of “The Snowy Day.”

Kathleen Norman was the guest reader for today’s “Reading with Friends” storytime, and entertained the 25 or so children with the tale of a boy in Brooklyn named Peter who explores his neighborhood after fresh snow has fallen. The award-winning book written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats was published in 1963.

After the story, the children took over the play area upstairs at the day center in downtown Concordia.

The “Reading with Friends” series is set for the second Friday of each month through May. Each session includes playtime and a snack, plus children receive a free copy of that day’s book to take home. Parents, grandparents and other caregivers enjoy coffee and snacks downstairs at the day center for women while the story is being read upstairs.

This year’s “Reading with Friends” is funded by a grant from the Dane G. Hansen Fund, through the Community Foundation for Cloud County, and a gift from the Cloud County Attorney’s Diversion Fund, with continuing support from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia, who operate Neighbor to Neighbor.

The remaining sessions for the 2015-16 school year will be March 11, April 8 and May 13. There is a limit of 30 children so parents must register in advance by calling Neighbor to Neighbor at 785/262-4215 or emailing

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One Response to “Neighbor to Neighbor kids warm up to ‘The Snowy Day’”

  1. Jennifer Rupert on February 13th, 2016 9:07 pm

    I would like to get signed up for the upcoming book reading events.

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