Don’t forget! ‘Reading with Friends’ on Nov. 11

November 1, 2016 by

web-110716-reading-bookcoverLittle critters in Concordia will have a chance to meet Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter at “Reading with Friends” on Friday, Nov. 11.

The book will be “I Just Forgot,” the story of Little Critter struggling to remember what he is supposed to do each day. On rainy days he remembers his raincoat but forgets his boots. On school days he gets to school on time but forgets his lunchbox. At home he takes a bath but forgets to use soap.

“Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid,” said Mercer, the award-winning author/illustrator who has published more than 300 titles over the past 50 years. “Now that I’m a big kid, I write about things that happen now, especially with my own children and grandchildren. They always remind me of what it is like to be little.”

Doug Herman will be the guest reader for “I Just Forgot.”

The “Reading with Friends” monthly storytimes for children ages 3, 4 and 5 all begin at 10 a.m. at Neighbor to Neighbor, 103 E. Sixth St. 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 are invited to enjoy coffee and snacks downstairs at the day center for women while the story is being read upstairs.

There is a limit of 30 children per session so parents need to register for each session in advance by calling Neighbor to Neighbor at 785/262-4215 or mailing neighbortoneighbor@csjkansas.org.

The monthly program has been part of Neighbor to Neighbor’s regular offerings since September 2012. The remaining sessions for the 2016-17 school year are Dec. 9, Jan. 13 (2017), Feb. 10, March 10 and April 7.

“Reading with Friends” is funded in part by a grant from the Dane G. Hansen Fund, through the Community Foundation for Cloud County.

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