Kansas Reads to preschoolers at the Library

Preschool children and their families are invited to a free evening of stories, puppet shows, crafts, and snacks at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Newton Public Library, 720 N. Oak.

The opportunity to obtain copies of the children’s book “The Napping House” has been made available throughout Kansas and many are preparing to read to Kansas preschoolers during this year’s Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week.

Each year, one age-appropriate book is selected for storytime in libraries, preschools, childcare centers and homes throughout Kansas. “The Napping House” by Audrey Wood, is this year’s title.

The Friends of Newton Public Library will be providing snacks for the event. Newton Public Library and the State Library of Kansas are committed to increasing reading readiness and on-grade reading while promoting reading, literacy and libraries.



German band stopping at NHS

German band EINSHOCH6 will bring a blend of hip-hop and classical music to the US with a tour this fall and will stop in Newton Nov. 13

The band from Munich, Germany, will be providing a workshop to students in the morning and then at 3:30 p.m., the band will give a concert in the NHS Auditorium. Schools from around Kansas and Nebraska will be participating in the day.

“We German teachers and students throughout flyover country are extremely excited that the band will be with us for a day in central Kansas,” said Nan Bergen, German teacher at Newton High School. “We are grateful for the support of the Kansas Association of Teachers of German as well as the AATG and the German Embassy in order to make this happen.”

EINSHOCH6 has played more than 400 concerts and received numerous national and international awards.