School Shows
NOW BOOKING 2022 – 2023

“Our students adored the show from start to finish. A hilarious show that showcased a love of reading.”

Grace Cottam

Brenda Cowan Elem, Lexington, KY

Looking for a hero?
Library Man is here. Mr. Barry, aka Library Man & Sam, aka Super Shell Hero Turtle are coming to your school! We turn teachers into heroes and students into powerfully excited readers!  Some heroes are born, some are made, but all true heroes are well read.  After all, “Reading is our superpower!”

We won’t promise to save the day, but we will certainly make your day.

Your students will be empowered to learn and read about fictional heroes and real heroes working around us each day.  Every student feels like a hero in our shows.  However, there is one really super hero; it’s Sam the Turtle, aka Super Shell.  We’ll also bring Hyena the Chicken. He’s Sam’s Archenemy. To everyone else, Hyena’s a really funny laughing chicken. Our utility belt comes with comedy magic, puppets, and the possibility of random pickles appearing. Everything is designed to inspire children to read. Educational content is written for grades K – 5

“Barry did a great job promoting reading and entertaining the children and adults.  We’ll be excited to see him again.”

Jill Rose & Jennifer Boyce

Charles C. Bell Elementary, Asheville, NC

Bullies Welcome?  NOT!
A serious message in a super hero package.

Every child and adult has a hero inside.  It may be hidden by fear and insecurity, but we have the power to release our inner hero.  Poor self-esteem and fear may also allow us to stand by as negative actions take place.  A Zero, a.k.a. bully, uses an arsenal of tools to tease, taunt, and torture the differences and weaknesses of others.  Put simply, “Zeroes Hurt.”  But there is a solution.  “Heroes Help!”  Helping is asking an adult to assist.  This assembly message is designed to build self-confidence and encourage children to ask for help if they or someone else is being bullied.

“Heroes Help Zeroes Hurt” is a 40-minute powerful and motivating assembly that holds attention and builds retention of positive messages.  MOST IMPORTANTLY, it’s FUN!  While the kids are laughing, they are learning!

A personal message from Barry
I take the subject of bullying seriously.  Over the years I’ve written hours of educational content in the form of books, stories, and motivational speaking programs.  But none of these subjects is as relevant and important to me as the anti-bullying message. I believe in this message and I know it will educate and motivate your students. You may ask, “Why?” Because I was one of the victims of a Zero and I was able to find the strength to release my inner Hero. I am on a mission to share my message with as many students as possibly so they can release their inner hero too!

Do you know how to recycle a chicken?
The students at a Think Green show do!  Along with the silliness of recycled chickens, comes the explanation of Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle.  Students see solid aluminum bars appear from recycling pots while learning about recycling cans.  They meet a turtle with serious issues about litter.  Most importantly, students are inspired to make positive changes and influence their parents as well. The Think Green shows are popular with schools and litter prevention agencies.  Several versions of the show allow us to vary the content for repeat visits.  It’s the right balance of entertainment and education to help us Think Green.

Let’s discuss your school calendar NOW to find some dates for you.  If we wait, both our calendars will be full.  Contact me now so we can get the litter and recycling education in your school.

“Barry’s show was very age appropriate, more so than any show we’ve ever been to.  He keeps the children engaged at all times.  There’s no down time.  They don’t have any time to get bored. The teachers as well as the children enjoy the show.  I highly recommend his show for children.

Amy Rose

Rhea Elementary, Paris, TN

It’s a Reading Adventure!
Ask us about our reading celebration shows.

“Mr. Mitchell is always awesome. Our kids so enjoy it. He focuses on reading. He makes it fun and the kids always have a great time.”

Beth Carrico

Clays Mill Elementary, Lexington, KY

“The kids loved it. Loved the magic and the connection to reading.”

Katy Hollinger

Rosa Parks Elementary, Lexington, KY

All About Fun
The Smile Maker Show is a celebration show! This mixed bag of fun includes comedy magic, puppets and laughs for the entire family. The Smile Maker Show is perfect for any celebration or special event in your school.

How much time can one school handle?
About 40 minutes. Our programs easily fit within your classroom schedules so we can do back to back shows if necessary.  Our super power is making this a memorable and problem free experience for you.

How soon should we schedule the program?
Now!  Our calendar fills quickly and there are a limited number of possible dates available during the school year. It’s important we discuss our calendar near the beginning of the school year.  If we wait too long, everyone’s calendar will be full. Contact me now so we can save the day.