- about 300 fingerpuppets were made, and about 20 wooden spoon puppets
- at least 700 children attended events at 9 programs
- 100 children attended writing workshops
- at least 300 parents were delighted that their children enjoyed the storytelling and puppet-making
- about 2000 pompoms, sequins, fake jewels and google eyes were attached to puppets
- about 500 feathers adorned puppets and/or library floors--ditto felt pieces, foam pieces and other assorted craft odds and ends
- 20 or more different stories were told, crafted, improvised and enjoyed
- one storyteller has a pile of craft supplies to sort and memories to hold
It was a great summer in West Virginia libraries, and I am sorry to see it end.
However--more storytelling is on the way:
- August 1 at Clifftop, along with an incredible array of old-time music events
- August 5 at Camp SummerFUNdamentals for WV Rehab
Then a long break until October. In the meantime, I'm prepping for next year's library programs. Arrggghh, Matey! 'Tis pirates, sea creatures and more on tap for next year!
Photos and more tomorrow. Tonight I feel rode hard and put up wet. See you when the sun is high!