We are so excited to share with you what we have planned for a Virtual Summer Reading 2021. It’s going to be wild!
Each week, kids at home can join Page Turner and Kenny as they jump into the Once Upon a Time Machine in search of stories and adventure. Craft Packs to go along with each weekly theme will be available for free at the Library.
Click the links below to check out our incredible lineup.
AND COMING SOON
Week 5: Safari Stories
Week 6: Creepy Crawlers
Week 7: Fantastic Beasts
Week 8: Swamp Stories
Frequently Asked Questions for Parents
Who is Page Turner Adventures?
Page Turner Adventures is the creation of Jill Ross Nadler and Kenny Mikey. The series combines stories and steampunk circus in supersized productions that redefine the meaning of audience participation. Jill plays the intrepid Storyologist, Page Turner. Kenny is her slap-stick sidekick. Together, they transform children into Storyologists and send them on comic quests to collect, tell, and write stories. Viewers become the main character in the story, interacting directly with the actors which enhances their educational experience. Kenny, a former Ringling Bros. clown, and Riley, a professional storyteller and author, are an Emmy, Telly and iParenting Award Winning Video duo who have been producing educational and social emotional content for schools and television for over twenty years, including the Travel Channel, Scholastic, and PBS.
What can I expect?
In this six-week series, children will transform into Storyologists, virtually traveling through the “Once Upon a Time Machine” to explore different adventures with Page Turner and Kenny. There are five days of programming for each weekly theme which includes comedy shows, virtual field trips, craft projects and recipes.
By turning the audience into the main character of the story, the shows empowers kids to become readers and writers. The performances combine slapstick, storytelling, and larger-than-life props and costumes for a totally unique virtual theatrical experience.
What age group is this program best for?
The virtual summer program is best suited for children in grades K-3.
Is there a charge for this summer program?
If you or your child is a patron of the Newton Falls Public Library, there is no charge to access these virtual sessions.