Juggler and storyteller Bob Kann will perform at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, at the Sturm Memorial Library’s finale celebration for the summer reading program.
Kann is well known throughout the Midwest and has performed over 2,000 shows for schools and libraries since 1982. His unique style blends juggling, storytelling, magic and humor.
This year’s performance will highlight sizzling, fizzling science and the magic of reading.
This special event will be immediately followed by the library’s annual summer picnic to celebrate the end of another successful reading program.
Kann’s performance and the picnic are free and open to all ages. Youth seven and under must be accompanied by a responsible party.
The Sturm Memorial Library had approximately 230 children ages 0-15 participate in the “Fizz Boom Read” and “Spark a Reaction” program. Participants set their own reading goals and did weekly science experiments, scavenger hunts, art projects, played board games and more.
New to the program this year was the opportunity for participants to get a book donated in their name to the library if they reached certain benchmarks. A display of the books the participants chose for the library will be on display through the end of August.
The success of this year’s program is due to support from the Outagamie Waupaca Library System, the A. Sturm & Sons Foundation and the many donors from the business community to the summer program.
For more information on the Bob Kann performance and finale picnic event, call the library at 920-596-2252 or visit online at www.manawalibrary.org.