Since libraries throughout the area remain closed, The Noyes Children's Library Foundation is Making MORE Noyes by inviting children and families to read Ezra Jack Keats' winter classic, The Snowy Day, while walking through historic Warner Circle Park in Kensington, MD.
The self-guided, socially distanced Noyes StoryWalk® will wind through the grounds of Warner Circle Park, a spacious area adjacent to Noyes Library for Young Children (10237 Carroll Place, Kensington, MD 20895). The Snowy Day StoryWalk®, presented in collaboration with Montgomery Parks, will be available from Feb. 6 - March 14, 2021. With both the English and Spanish versions of the book posted on spaced apart signs, the walk will also include interactive suggestions tied into the book to encourage families to get some exercise on their outing.
A free craft kit tied into The Snowy Day will be available for pick up in a box outside the Noyes Library for Young Children (10237 Carroll Place, Kensington, MD 20895) on Saturdays and Sundays (9am to 4pm) for the duration of the StoryWalk®.
PLEASE share a photo of the StoryWalk®, a selfie at Noyes, and/or a photo of the completed craft on the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation Facebook page, post to Facebook and tag Noyes Children’s Library Foundation, or post to Instagram and tag @makemorenoyes.
Families can also tune into free weekly Storytimes on Tuesdays presented by the Foundation on Facebook Live. A Storytime on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, will include D.C. stage actor and Kensington mom Karen Vincent reading The Snowy Day and other winter-themed books. The Storytime can be viewed live at 11am (EST) by visiting facebook.com/MakeMoreNoyes. Storytimes with Vincent continue weekly on Tuesdays at 11am on Facebook Live.
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The Noyes "The Snowy Day" Storywalk® is made possible by a grant from Edelman, and is presented through the cooperation of Montgomery Parks.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration Rachel Senechal of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The Kellogg-Hubbard Library continues to be the central information point for the StoryWalk® Project. For more information please go to www.kellogghubbard.org/storywalk.