Snow? ‘Reading’ features classic children’s story

January 29, 2016 by

web-SnowyDayKeatsPreschoolers will be encouraged to think about their own winter adventures at the next “Reading with Friends” story time, when the featured book is “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats.

The story time for children ages 3, 4 and 5 begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Neighbor to Neighbor, 103 E. Sixth St. 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 “The Snowy Day” 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

Universal in its appeal, “The Snowy Day” is the story of a boy in Brooklyn named Peter. Since it was published in 1963, it has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The guest reader for “The Snowy Day” will be Kathleen Norman.

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.



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