January 30 - January 31Free
Stroll up and down the north-to-south trail on the west side of Penn Meadows Park for the North Liberty Library’s two-sided Storywalk, featuring the newly published book The Snow Dancer and the 1962 classic The Snowy Day. The storyboards will be lit both evenings, making it the perfect activity to pair with the Ice Sculpture Walk also in Penn Meadows Park, before enjoying the Jan. 31 winter fireworks display.
The Snow Dancer by Addie Boswell
Young dancer Sofia wakes up to a quiet, white world—it’s a snow day! She makes her way outside to the neighborhood park, where a field awaits her, white and shining and open. It isn’t long before the rest of the neighborhood wakes its sleepy head—and the other kids make their way to the park, scattering all of Sofia’s beautiful silence. But with the help of a new young friend, Sofia is ready to show everyone what a snow dancer can do on a perfect day like this. With lyrical language and gorgeous art, this book sparkles with all the joy and beauty of a snow day.
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The magic and wonder of winter’s first snowfall is perfectly captured in Ezra Jack Keat’s Caldecott Medal-winning picture book. This celebrated classic has been shared by generations of readers and listeners, a must-have for every child’s bookshelf. This story beautifully depicts a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The quiet fun and sweetness of Peter’s small adventures in the deep, deep snow is perfect for reading together on a cozy winter day.