Story Time at the UNK Frank House Features 19th Century Children’s Literature on Saturday, Nov. 6.

Sarah Jones
Educational Program coordinator, 308.865.8284

UNK– Children’s literature from the 19th century will be the focus of the University of Nebraska at Kearney Frank House program, Story Time at the Frank House, on Saturday, Nov. 6.

The program will begin at 1:30 p.m., at the UNK Frank House, which is located on UNK West Campus. Three UNK students who are members of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, will read selected children’s stories.

The three include Celeste Lempke of Wallace, Jacob Sandman of Curtis and Shaye Mino of Denver, Colo. Lempke, a graduate student and president of Sigma Tau Delta, is studying English literary criticism with an emphasis on graphic novels and adolescent literature. Jacob Sandman, a junior English major, is vice president of Sigma Tau Delta, and Shaye Mino, a junior from Denver, Colo., is majoring in English literature.

According to Sarah Jones, UNK Frank House director, reading and the education of children was important to the Franks. Pauline Frank, wife of Augustus Frank III, was Kearney’s first city librarian.

“Mrs. Phoebe Frank taught Sunday school at the Presbyterian Church when she lived in Kearney,” Jones said, “which indicates that she was interested in educating children.” Many of George William Frank’s books from his personal library, including works by Shakespeare and Longfellow, are in the current Frank House collection.

Story Time at the Frank House is one in a series of “Saturdays at the Frank House” presentations. The event is free and open to the public; however, donations to the Frank House are always accepted.

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