No More Storytimes on Snow Days
January 12, 2011
What to do on a snow day? It’s a question many Kansas City residents are asking themselves this week with the hours and hours of snowfall we got Monday. When schools are closed, it can be tough to keep kids busy at home. Still, with the roads this slippery, it’s best to play it safe. That’s why the Parkville Branch’s policy on storytimes has changed. Starting January 15th, if the Park Hill Schools are canceled for bad weather, the Parkville storytimes will also be canceled. We believe that if it’s too dangerous for parents to be driving their kids to school, then it’s too dangerous for parents to be driving their kids to the library.
Not to worry, though. Next time the forecast calls for a blizzard of epic proportions (or just a snowy patch blowing through town), just get to the library ahead of time and stock up! Here are some of my favorites for snow day entertainment.
Little Women – The best parts of this movie all take place in the winter. See Susan Sarandon, Wynona Rider, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Claire Danes, and others recreate this classic favorite!
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – This series is great anytime, but it can easily last you through a week of snow days!
Snowball Fight! by Jimmy Fallon – What could be more fun on than flinging snow at your friends and family? Reading and hollering about it!
Mr. Stinkyfeet c.d.’s – Our very own Mr. Stinkyfeet has 7 different albums available for you to check out. Missing storytime’s silly sing-a-longs? Mr. Stinkyfeet can fill your need!
TumbleBooks & BookFlix – Through our website’s online resources, you can access the Tumblebooks and Bookflix databases. Each source offers tons of kids’ books in video format. The stories are read aloud and the words appear on the screen, so it’s like having a special storytime at home!