Thanks to all who attended the 2018 Performer's Showcase! The next Showcase will take place in 2020.
Here is a link to the directory of performers who presented at the 2018 showcase:
2018 Oregon Performer Directory
What is the Performer's Showcase? It's an opportunity for audience members to see a five-minute preview from between 70 and 90 magicians, musicians, storytellers, animal acts, creative dramatics, jugglers, comedians and others who specialize in entertaining and educating children and families.
OLA Children's Services Division
Saturday, Oct. 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Woodburn Public Library in Woodburn, OR
Find out what CSD is working on (Board Meeting 8:30-10:30), get inspired to lead from LIOLA participants (11:00-12:00), and come ready to share, brainstorm and commiserate with mini-sessions on everything from OBOB to Summer Reading (1:00-4:00). And don’t forget some cash to enter a special raffle at the workshop!
Register by Oct. 10 for the Early Bird Special. For this special promotion, OLA members who don’t currently belong to CSD can pay $10 for the workshop AND have it cover your CSD dues for a year. And if you’re already a member, Early Bird registration is FREE! After Oct. 10 the workshop is $5 for CSD members and $10 for non-CSD members, and $15 for non-OLA members.
Questions? Contact Anna Bruce (email@example.com or 503-783-3464) for more information.
OLA Children's Services Division
2018 Performer's Showcase
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Doors open at 8:30 a.m.)
Salem Public Library in Salem, OR
Finding high quality children’s performances to bring to libraries, schools or groups has just become easier. The Oregon Library Association’s Children’s Services Division and Salem Public Library are hosting the 2018 Performer's Showcase. This Showcase allows audience members to see a five-minute preview from between 70 and 90 magicians, musicians, storytellers, creative dramatics, jugglers, authors, and others who specialize in entertaining and educating children and families.
This event only happens once every other year, so those interested are encouraged to sign up today! A registration fee of $5 per adult covers the program costs, a printed Showcase program with space to write notes, and access to the downloadable Performer Directory with information on area performers, including pictures. The Directory will be available on the OLA website by October 8, 2018.
Children are welcome to attend at no charge. Online registration closes Wednesday, September 26. After that, prospective attendees will need to register day-of at the event.
More information is available from Karen Fischer at Salem Public Library at at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 503-588-6039.
In April we have so much to celebrate…Libraries, Poetry, Child Abuse Prevention and, of course, Day of the Child/Day of the Book (or Día)! How will you celebrate this month?
Salem took Stayton Public Library’s Non-Fiction Challenge idea and challenged children and teens to read or listen to a variety of non-fiction during March. Families loved discovering the many fascinating non-fiction books, and staff are amazed how much space there is on the non-fiction shelves right now. Children who met their goal will spend April stopping in to choose a free book, thanks to a local grant.
The following is a short column encouraging folks to display and read bilingual books. At Salem, Spanish/English is where we have the most patron interest. Your library may feature other languages.
Celebrate Children/Celebrate Books!
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