Jan. 15 ‘Reading’ features Amos McGee & his friends

January 4, 2016 by

web-big-A_Sick_Day_for_Amos_McGeeWhen preschoolers gather for the next “Reading with Friends” at Neighbor to Neighbor on Friday, Jan. 15, they’ll discover that “friends” can mean more than just other kids.

In “A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” they’ll meet all the friends of the title character — the tortoise he races, the shy penguin who needs his company and even the owl to whom he reads bedtime stories. And when Amos is too sick to visit them, his animal friends decide it’s time to return the favor.

The guest reader this month is Sister Ann Ashwood.

“Reading with Friends” is normally set for the second Friday of the month, but it was postponed a week in January because of the Concordia schools’ lengthy winter break.

The storytime series is for children ages 3, 4 and 5 and begins 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 “A Sick Day for Amos McGee” 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 so parents must register in advance by calling Neighbor to Neighbor at 785/262-4215 or emailing neighbortoneighbor@csjkansas.org.

The remaining sessions for the 2015-16 school year will be Feb. 12, March 11, April 8 and May 13.

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.


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