Sam the Turtle is fired up!
He went deep into his imaginative shell to create a fantastical world of tales & magic for 2020. Hyena, the fire breathing chicken, will be there too. Mr. Barry will round out the cast to turn up the heat with some fairy tale magic. Be prepared to laugh because Sam creates a Fun, Fun, Funny show.

IMAGINATION WARNING: This show may contain;
Dragon Eggs & Dust Bunny Legs
Fairy Tales & Fluffy Haired Snails
Avocado Figs & Absent-Minded Pigs
Unicorn Wings & Ugly Stinky Things . . . OR it may not!
You have been warned.

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What do Librarians Really Think?
After each program in 2019, librarians received an anonymous email survey. Here are a few of the comments for the question,
“What did you like/dislike about the program?”

“From start to finish, our audience was engaged. They loved the suspense when the evil aliens were about to be discovered. The parents told us how much they enjoyed it, too.”

“Barry’s timing is spot on and has a very good understanding of what makes kids (and adults) laugh. I cannot honestly think of anything I did not enjoy.” 

“Very entertaining! The humor spans all ages, so it kept the adults entertained as well! The facts about scientists, astronauts, and space was a nice touch. No complaints/dislikes”

“I loved how Mr. Barry had books there based on the theme and how he talked about reading. He promoted the theme more than any other performer we’ve had. There was nothing to change or improve on.”

We hope to inspire even nicer reviews after the 2020 Fire Up Your Imagination programs. Thanks to all who have made all this fun possible . . . the librarians.

MAY 2020
May 28 – Smith Co, TN
May 28 – OPEN for 2nd TN Library

JUNE 2020
June 1 – Mosheim, TN
June 1 – OPEN for 2nd TN Library
June 2 – Tazewell, TN
June 2 – OPEN for 2nd TN Library
June 3 – Rogersville, TN
June 3 – OPEN for 2nd TN Library
June 4 – Princeton, KY
June 5 – Burkesville, KY
June 5 – OPEN for 2nd KY Library
June 8 – Somerset, KY & Whitley City, KY
June 9 – Dover, TN
June 9 – OPEN for 2nd TN Library
June 10 – Columbia, TN & Mt Pleasant, TN
June 11 – Woodbury, TN & Smithville, TN
June 13 – Lewisburg, TN
June 13 – OPEN for 2nd TN Library
June 15 – Mt Zion, GA & Buchanan, GA
June 16 – Rossville, GA, Chickamauga, GA, & LaFayette, GA
June 17 – Jasper, TN
June 17 – OPEN for 2nd TN or GA Library
June 18 – Monteagle, TN & Trenton, GA
June 25 – Mt. Juliet, TN
June 26 – Georgetown, KY
June 26 – OPEN for 2nd KY Library

JULY 2020
July 1 – Lobelville, TN & Linden, TN
July 2 – Livermore, KY
July 2 – OPEN for 2nd KY Library
July 6 – Oak Ridge, TN
July 6 – OPEN for 2nd TN Library
July 7 – Jackson, GA
July 8 – Greensboro, GA
July 8 – OPEN for 2nd GA Library
July 9 – Vestavia Hills, AL
July 10 – Ragland, AL
July 10 – OPEN for 2nd AL Library
July 14 – Newnan, GA
July 14 – OPEN for 2nd GA Library
July 20 – London, KY
July 21 – Springfield, KY & Scottsville, KY
July 24 – Sylva, NC
July 24 – OPEN for 2nd NC Library
July 28 – Franklin, NC
July 28 – OPEN for 2nd NC Library

Listen To Librarians About the 2019 Program

Listen To Librarians About the 2018 Program