These Snowy Days
February 09, 2011
I woke up this morning to see that we have another inch of snow here. Sidewalks and driveways are white again, and the forecast says it is too cold for snowmelt to work for a while. Snow has played a role in world history over the ages. I just thought of Napoleon who attacked Russia in 1812. He found Moscow abandoned, and lost much of his army returning to France in the cold, bitter winter.
Snow is also the theme of some of our favorite children's books. I immediately think of The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. It was published in 1962, and won the Caldecott Medal for the best children’s' book for that year. Katy and the Big Snow also comes to mind, by Virginia Burton. These classics have been on children’s summer reading program reading lists for two generations.
The library has great resources to give comfort in the cold winter. Pick up a great new book to read, or an old, comfortable favorite. We have several hundred movies to choose from that will transport you from the cold blasts outside for a while. We also have audiobooks and CDs to listen to. Attend book club or storytime, and see friends and neighbors for a while. Drop by the library today for some enjoyable resources that will be sure to warm your mood.