Kids’ Corner: Libraries offer summer fun World’s own Service 05/28/2001 JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World

Make the most of your summer break by enjoying fun-filled, action-packed magic shows, storytelling, music presentations and other performances at Tulsa City-County Library branches. Hundreds of free programs are scheduled at area libraries as a part of the library’s summer reading program for children called “Into Books and Out of This World.”

The following performances are offered at several libraries in May and June:

  • Magician Brad “Bradini” Evans — “The Great Bradini” shows you how reading is fun with amazing tricks, comedy and audience participation. Catch Bradini’s act at the Jenks, Suburban Acres, Collinsville, Pratt, Helmerich and Skiatook libraries.
  • “A Flying Saucer of Stories” — Science-fiction tales of space travel, monsters and aliens have traveled through time to us from the ancient roots of storytelling. Join nationally known storyteller Fran Stallings for lots of action and audience participation. Stallings is coming to the Jenks, Sperry, Central, Broken Arrow, Hardesty Regional and West Regional libraries.
  • “Coyote, the Stars and the Final Frontier” — Nationally known American Indian actors Will Hill and Geninne DeMarco-Washington share American Indian legends in this comedic performance that uses the entire audience. Enjoy their show at the Page Memorial, Schusterman-Benson, Bixby, Central and Martin Regional libraries.

For a complete listing of summer events, pick up a 2001 Children’s Summer Reading Program event guide from any Tulsa City-County Library or visit the library’s Web site at cf,fgc cf,ceno.Invalid font

While you’re at the library, join the summer reading program. You can earn rewards including a medal, coupons for free food items from area restaurants and free admission to local attractions, and a chance to win computers provided by the Tulsa World and other prizes by reading books and visiting the library this summer. Ask your librarian for more details about “Into Books and Out of This World.”



Magician Brad ‘Bradini’ Evans:

“The Great Bradini” shows you how reading is fun with amazing tricks, comedy and audience participation. For ages 5-12, 1-1:45 p.m. and 2-2:45 p.m., Jenks Library, 523 W. B St., 746-5180.