storytelling

The Danger of Assumptions: How We Underestimate Our Adolescents

On my last day of workshops with Stark County District Library, I arrived at my first library of the day and began to wait for the children to arrive. The librarian expressed a concern to me. I usually did my performances in the afternoons. This time her library had been scheduled for a morning slot,… Read more »

Why Adult Participation Matters

This was my fourth summer in a row working with the Stark County District Library and its ten locations. This year, since they were using an exercise theme, they decided to depart from doing a typical performance and asked me to do a creative movement and dance workshop that would have participants moving around and… Read more »

The Puppets of Milton-Union Public Library

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been visiting the Milton-Union Public Library for five years in a row now — ever since World of Difference Ltd. got off the ground! Back then, Sharon was the Children’s Librarian, today it’s Wendy! I have built up so many great relationships with people at this library that I… Read more »

Adventures in Greene County: Part 2 (Bellbrook & Yellow Springs)

After my performance in Xenia, I headed over to Bellbrook Library where I’ve performed for the last 4 years and become good friends with Joanne Mushala, the head children’s librarian there (see photo above). Last year Joanne introduced me to a local fixture, the Dairy Shed, where she treated me to a cone after my… Read more »

Adventures in Greene County: Part 1

I had a great few days on the road! While visiting some libraries in Greene County, I was able to stay with two of my college friends who are now married. I even got to meet their adorable baby girl who you see in the photo! (Notice we both have monkeys on our shirts!) Catching… Read more »