Libraries Rock! Summer Reading 2018
Stories and Music for every age
Going with this year's theme? Want a custom designed program?
Mark Binder will read and tell your patrons fun stories (with the occasional musical interlude) that will build harmony and the joy of reading and hearing stories.
Perfect for any library encouraging youngsters to READ!
First, Mark gets their attention with a traditional story like Goldilocks, The Three Pigs or Cinderella Spinderella. (For older crowds it's often an original story called "The TV Deprogrammer!")
Then the stories spin off into fun, funny and funky tales ranging from "The Boy with Really Really Really Bad Manners" to "The Short Tale of Erika P. Spunk."
The winner of a 2016 Parents' Choice Gold Award for audio storytelling, Mark is an author who really knows how to tell the right story for any and every demographic.
He's even got songs like “Read a little every day” and "Acres of Clams."
Mark catches the imagination, promotes reading and tickles the fancy. Hearing his classic and original spins on traditional stories and his wild tall tales, your patrons—children and parents alike—will be entranced.
Summer reading for the fun of it
Other Programs include:
on the needs of the listeners, the season, and even the weather. You can invite Mark back again and again and every time he'll have new stories to add to the old favorites.
- Transmit Joy!
- Read a Little Every Day
- Silly Stories for any season
- The Zombie Cat Ate My Sister
- Family Concerts
- Family Engagement: It’s Aloud — Telling and Reading Stories with Children (handout for parents and teachers)
For more information, and to book a show, Email Beth Hellman or call (401) 272-8707
"Mark is so easy to work with! He always asks for information on what type of audience we expect, how many people there might be, etc., and then he tailors his program accordingly. BUT, best of all, if the audience numbers or ages that arrive are not what was expected, Mark easily adjusts his program to the group."
Director Children's Services, Westerly Public Library