Mann kicks off Summer Reading Program

by | June 14, 2018 3:00 pm

Last Updated: June 13, 2018 at 4:09 pm

   Franklin Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program got off to a great start with professional storyteller Barry Mann, who entertained youngsters with puppet Ricky the Raccoon and led several songs. He also got the children involved by having them act out parts in stories.

   Mann holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree. In addition to being a professional storyteller, he is also a writer, actor, and educator. His crafts have taken him all over the United States and to more than 50 foreign countries. He can hold conversations in Spanish and French and knows bits of five other languages.

   Sign-up for the Summer Reading Program ended on June 1, but everyone is still welcome to participate in upcoming activities. There are crafts for children, teens, and adults, as well as visiting entertainment from performers like Mann. Be sure to keep an eye on the library’s outside sign, indoor postings, and Facebook page for information on events and registration.

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