Local library launches summer programming based on comedy story theater shows

Published 10:49 am Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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Southwest Georgia Regional Library is thrilled to announce its partnership with Page Turner Adventures, the Emmy-Award Winning team of Jill Nadler and Kenny Mikey, known for bringing stories to life with their comedic approach at libraries, schools and theaters across the world, announced today plans to take the show on the… internet. Starting Monday, June 7 the Southwest Georgia Regional Library will give patrons access to a Virtual Summer Reading Program geared towards children in grades K-3, that includes comedy shows, crafts, recipes, children’s book author interviews, guest performers, contests, games, and much more. Children ages 8 and older will have access to a juggling workshop beginning Tuesday, June 1.

“For over eighteen years Kenny and I have been performing for young children around the world. We can’t wait to bring our passion for storytelling to the online space this summer,” said Jill Nadler, founder of Page Turner Adventures. “We are certain that this comprehensive, entertaining summer program will be ideal for their young viewers.”

The Animal Adventures Summer Reading Program is based on the intrepid Storyologist, Page Turner (Nadler) and Kenny, her slap-stick sidekick. Together, they transform children into Storyologists and send them on comic quests to collect, tell, and write stories. Each week this summer, viewers will journey through the “Once Upon a Time Machine” for virtual adventures based on themes such as farmyard friends, fish tales, pet pals, celebrity critters, safari stories, creepy crawlies, fantastic beasts, and swamp stories. There are five days of programming for each weekly theme which includes professionally produced shows, author interviews, virtual field trips, and arts and crafts projects. The Southwest Georgia Regional Library will provide grab and go craft supply bags for most craft programs as well as a supply list. Contact the library to request your supply bag.

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Access to programming can be acquired through the Southwest Georgia Regional Library system. To join in on the fun, please call 229-248-2665 or visit swgrl.org/summer.