Valdosta, Georgia, January 6, 2011 — Snow is in the forecast for library patrons this Saturday, January 8
from 4 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The South Georgia Regional Library’s annual snow day event at the Main Library
allows children the opportunity to play in real snow!
Over ten tons of real snow will be delivered to the library by Adel Ice as part of the library’s fifth annual Snow
Day event. Last years program drew over 500 children and parents, making it one of the largest programs
the system offers.
“We have experienced a real ‘snowball effect’ with our Snow Day program. It started small and has quickly
become a community tradition,” Library Director Kelly Lenz said.
Snow Day is possible this year because of the generous support of Adel Ice and the Friends of the Library.
Their support has allowed the library create separate play areas for small children and older children.
“We want to keep this event fun and safe for everyone,” Children’s Co-coordinator Suzie Butts said, “Now
younger kids can play away from rougher older children.”
After playing in the snow, participants will be able to get a drink and snack provided by the Friends of the
Library. Members of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s graduate chapter will be present to pass out the
refreshments and monitor the children playing.
“We couldn’t do this without the help of our sponsors and volunteers,” Butts said, “thank you.”
As of Thursday, weather forecasts called for a high of 61 degrees, a low of 32 degrees on Saturday.
Parents are advised to dress their children warmly and bring a camera to capture the moment.
The South Georgia Regional Library System is comprised of six branches, housing over 200,000
books. The library also offers high-speed internet access, a talking book center for the visually
impaired and GED classes.