Getting kids interested in reading books and visiting the library can be pretty tough these days! Between television, the internet and video games, children often times lack the desire to open a good book and spend time reading. As a librarian, you have to come up with unique ways to get kids to the library and increase your circulation. Todd McKinney is a "full time" professional children's entertainer who has been presenting library programs for over a decade. His programs have packed libraries throughout the state of Texas. Now it's time to bring Todd to your library and teach your young patrons all about the fun of reading and checking out books. Todd has an all new program for 2013 called, "Dig Into Reading!" It's a fun-filled program which is themed to match the summer reading club. You'll see patrons lined up to check out books after the program.
"Todd is the best in the business..."
"All I can say about Todd's programs is WOW! When it comes to entertaining children and getting them excited about reading and visiting the library, Todd is the best in the business! He is truly awesome at promoting reading!"
Stacy Phillips- Youth Services Librarian Waco McLennan County Library
"Easy to work with..."
"After having Todd at our library for several years in a row, I can say that he is honest, dependable and very easy to work with. I really appreciate the fact that he does a different program each year that the kids just love!"
Sue Ridnour- Youth Services Librarian Flower Mound Public Library
"The program was just wonderful..."
"The way Todd encourages the kids to read and the use of books in the program is just wonderful. We look forward to seeing Todd again next year for another spectacular program!"
Melissa Newland- Youth Services Librarian Library At Cedar Creek
AMAZING MAGIC TRICKS:There is no better way to capture and keep the attention of the kids than through magic tricks. These tricks are used in a special way to teach the children about the fun of reading and signing up for your summer reading club.
AGE APPROPRIATE HUMOR: Laughter is a sure fire way to insure success and get the kids in your community interested in books. Side splitting and age-appropriate humor will keep the audience laughing and having a great time from start to finish. You will never have to worry about anyone being bored and restless during Todd's visit to your library. He is a master magician and a master storyteller that ties the performing arts into reading in a truly unique way.
JOIN-IN-FUN: Rather than sitting and watching the program, young patrons from the audience will be invited to come up and help during the program. Boys and girls both get to help make the "magic" happen during this explosion of fun, laughter and learning.
REAL BOOKS IN THE SHOW: One of the secrets to getting children truly interested in reading is to use books that kids know and recognize. You'll see popular children's books come to life during this one-of-a-kind presentation of magic and more. This guarantees an instant increase in circulation at your library!
A NEW SHOW EVERY YEAR: Todd and his staff write and produce an all new show designed especially for the summer each year. He is not one of those presenters who recycles the same material year after year. His programs are always fresh, new and full of energy!