Following a successful story stroll this summer, Beloit Public Library (BPL) and Downtown Beloit Association (DBA) have teamed up again to host a Downtown Beloit Winter Story Stroll that provides families a fun activity that they can do while being safely distanced from others.

The featured book this winter is The Silver Snow Day – the telling of a boring snow day that turns into an adventure when Jeannie can finally go outside to play in the snow … in her silver snowsuit. The Silver Snow Day is written by Wisconsin author Jean Ottelien and illustrated by Don Ricchio. Ottelien gave permission for BPL to use the book and hosted an Author Talk on Facebook Live last week. If you missed it, check out the recording on BPL’s Facebook page.

Copies of The Silver Snow Day are available for purchase at Walnut Creek Apparel & Gifts, 408 E. Grand Avenue. It would make a great holiday gift for the youth on your list!

Follow the story at these 10 businesses, listed in order:
1. Beloit Daily News, 444 E. Grand Avenue
2. Escape Quest, 412 E. Grand Avenue
3. Walnut Creek Apparel & Gifts, 408 E. Grand Avenue
4. Edward Jones, 400 E. Grand Avenue
5. First National Bank, 413 E. Grand Avenue
6. J & G’s Coins, Rings, and Things, 419 E. Grand Avenue

7. Creekside Music Academy, 421 E. Grand Avenue
8. The Villager Gallery & Frame Shop, 429 E. Grand Avenue

9. Flying Pig, 431 E. Grand Avenue
10. Beloit College’s CELEB, 437 E. Grand Avenue

Be sure to check out the Story Stroll Reading Challenge on Beanstack. Complete the challenge, and you will be entered into a drawing for a copy of the book.  New to Beanstack? Families can sign up for the reading challenge on the Beanstack app and earn even more prizes with multiple challenges that encourage reading all year long at

The Downtown Beloit Story Stroll goes through December 31. Families are asked to keep at least a 6’ distance from others throughout the stroll. 

New to this stroll is a DBA selfie contest. Take a selfie in front of one of the story pages and email it to or share it in the Facebook event for a chance to win a $20 gift card! Or, pick up a coloring sheet from Walnut Creek Apparel & Gifts, 408 E. Grand Avenue and submit your completed sheet to Downtown Beloit Association, 557 E. Grand Avenue, Monday-Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. All winners will be selected January 4.

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