Travel Under the Snow

Local News

There’s a way to spend time with your children, get them active and reading all at the same time.

The Muskingum County Library System is hosting an indoor story walk December through February where families can wind their way through the story Under the Snow.

“I kind of picked it so it would incorporate what happens during the winter. What do animals do? What do bugs do? There’s also little snippets that we add on to them sometimes they are comprehension questions, sometimes jokes. A lot of this book contains facts about certain animals,” said Youth Services Assistant Librarian Kaitlyn Merritt.

The hope is that by physically moving through the story it also give kids a fun way of building their reading skills.

“Having them walk kind of makes it different then sitting down and reading a book, so hopefully that difference will allow them to have more enjoyment and build more literacy skills,” said Merritt.

The Under the Snow story walk can be found in the Carnegie wing of the John McIntire Library. In March, it will return outdoors to Kidzville where a new story will be available every month.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.