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Local author visits Lansing schools during Fire Prevention Month

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Local author Carrie Steinweg visited Ms. Annick’s first-grade class at Oak Glen School.

LANSING, Ill. (October 2017) – Lansing author Carrie Steinweg paid a visit to two Lansing schools in October to read her childrens’ titles Old 104 Rides Again and Into the Night.

Steinweg visited students in Ms. Annick’s first-grade class at Oak Glen School and kindergarten students at Reavis School. In addition to reading her books, she also gave students bookmarks printed by Lansing printer Minuteman Press.

The October visits coincided with Fire Prevention Month, and Steinweg discussed fire safety with students after reading Old 104 Rides Again, a story about a retired antique fire engine who longs to be able to work again. The book touches upon fire safety, including the need for households to have working smoke detectors and fire escape plans.

Into the Night is a rhyming picture book about nocturnal animals. Lansing artist Michelle Krisik Brown provided the illustrations.

Both books are available on and

Teachers who are interested in having Steinweg visit their classrooms, can contact her at [email protected]. Steinweg has also authored four other books, including local histories on Lansing and South Holland, with Arcadia Publishing.

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.