January 12, 2011
There's something magical about a big snowfall; even though we know it also bears its inconveniences and dangers. The trees and bushes seem to have a white frosting, and the morning sun sparkles off the ice crystals. KCI airport had about six inches of snow by Monday night, and with cold temperatures, it will still be here tomorrow.
A big snow and libraries are the perfect combination. If you can relax for a day, it is the perfect time to throw another log on the fire and read with your favorite snack and pet. An interesting library book ought to be part of our emergency winter supplies. Don't let your friends in Florida get you down when they send their pictures of sun and citrus. The book you have been planning to read can take you to a totally different environment.
We have been exposed to stories about snow and how to deal with it from earliest childhood. Remember having read to you “The Snowy Day" by Ezra Keats, or how about "Katy and the Big Snow"? Even Curious George has a snow adventure story. Whoever the main character of a story is, a snowstorm makes a good background for a tale. The parking lot of the library is drying out. It’s still cold, but it’s a great day to drop by the library.