Our New Science Program for 2014 SRP
Theme: "Fizz, Boom, Read!"
"Squirrely Shirley Discovers the Magic of Science!" is a laugh and learn puppet and storytelling program specifically designed to complement the Library 2014 Summer Reading Program theme.
Be sure to stop by Shirley's Den to see how she is researching this presentation.
The show features an irrepressible rascal squirrel with an inquisitive mind. In the show her storytelling friend, Glenda Bonin, tries to keep Shirley from getting into trouble.
The audience is soon caught up with trying to let Shirley know that to be a good scientist, she needs to be careful, read instructions and be patient - three things Shirley is inclined to forget.
As Shirley gathers the material she needs for an experiment, Glenda tells a story for everyone to enjoy.
The take-away Shirley shares with the kids at the end of the show is a "safe to do at home under the watchful eye of a parent" scientific experiment.
In the end, of course, the audience is reminded to learn lots about science, check out books from the library and to do a lot of summer reading.
Until we have a chance to video a preview of this 2014 show, here's a 3:20 minute look at some highlights from the 2013 program.
How Much Do You Charge?
(Notes about hiring a storyteller for your event)
I am often approached by phone or by email by a potential customer asking the "how much do you charge" question. My answer is always "that depends." I need to consider answers to the following questions before I can provide an accurate quote.
1) What kind of event is being planned?
A large school assembly is quite different from a family reunion, a festival workshop, a convention or a bridal shower. When I have an idea about what is being considered, I am able to determine if the event a good match for what I have to offer. This information also helps me learn if the potential audience will consist of children, mixed ages, or a specialized interest or age group.Read more...