Educational Programs


Age Suitability
Program Length
Phone Number
Email Address
Website or Videos
Brief Description
Travel Restrictions
Physical Address
Historical Echoes 12 and up 45 min with question and answer period 316-207-3919 $300 plus travel Bonnie Johnson and Irene Nielsen perform first person performances of women who made a difference in history. Daytime three hours; evening two hours from Moundridge Wichita Main Library 2014 1/19/2016 19:49:47
Mad Science Presents " On Your Mark, Get Set, Read….Rube Goldberg Style"! 3 to 80 45 minutes 913-888-8877 $300.00 plus travel charge Mad Science will bring to life an interactive Rube Goldberg Machine that will set off a series of hilarious chain reactions with a simple goal in mind: to open a book. What better way to inspire a child's life-long adventure in the world of books and literature! None 11368 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, KS 66215 All of the Mid Continent Public Libraries 1/20/2016 0:59:45
Jeff Quinn 7-adult 1 hour (402) 339-6726 varies depending on distance and number of shows booked in the area. Jeff works hard to keep his fees affordable. Magic Class none 18880 Leavenworth St. Elkhorn, NE 68022 Robin Clark @ Emporia Library, Kim Priest @ Mary Cotton Public Library in Sabetha 1/20/2016 17:25:27
Milford Nature Center all ages 30-45 min 785-238-5323 free-donations accepted to help care for the live animals then navigate to the Milford Nature Center Nature Education programs featuring animal ambassadors and animal artifacts preferrably a 60 mile radius from Junction City, however, we are willing to work on a case by case basis. If several libraries will get together to make our travel to the area more effective, we will travel further 3415 Hatchery Dr., Junction City, KS 66441 Manhattan, Norton, Chapman, Abilene, Belleville, Glen Elder, Beloit, Clay Center, Wakefield, Eskridge, Alta Vista, Alma, Leroy, Waverly, and then some 1/25/2016 14:24:37
Belinda & Mike Adams k-adult 60 minutes -1 day 620-288-9869 $600.00 per program 5 Different Programs Highlighting Early American History. Plains Indian Cuture, Early Explorers, Civil War, Music, Song, or Trunk Shows none 1415, 1350 road; New Albany, Ks. 66736 Chanute Kansas story time 1/26/2016 20:17:47
George & Diane Bernheimer – LvngHstry Adult 50 Minutes 785 274 9055 $150 Historical Interpreters of the Territorial Kansas and Civil War eras none 1525 SW Brooklyn Ave Topeka KS 66611 2/12/2016 6:52:23
Shelly Simoneau Stories all ages 60 minutes 785-221-4984 $200/1 hr. session + mileage Shelly Simoneau is an author of six books and teller of many stories promoting character education! Her children's books are inspired by childhood memories and experiences growing up in the farming community of Wilsey, Kansas. Shelly delivers a variety of character-building, inspirational, and engaging stories for children of all ages. And adults too! none 4110 NW Walnut Rd, Topeka, KS 66618 Lowman Hill Elementary, Topeka; Clay Center Friends of the Library; Franklin Elementary, Wichita; Barton County Community College, Great Bend; Burlington Elementary, Burlington; Coffey County Library; Gridley, Burlington, Waverly; Overbrook Public Library and Overbrook Attendance Center, Overbrook; Heartland Programs, Salina; Frank Carlson Library, Concordia; Cleaveland Elementary, Wichita; Kelly Elementary, Wichita; Jefferson Elementary, Wichita; Appanoose Elementry, Pomona; Americus Elementary, Americus; North Fairview Elementary, Topeka; West Indianola Elementary, Topeka; Elmont Elementary, Topeka; Eudora Elementary, Eudora 2/19/2016 14:24:49
Cynthia harris 18 + 3 hours 785-313-5383 $250 Preservation Workshops, how to preserve photos, etc. If I travel where I have to spend the night, I also charge mileage and hotel cost. 19660 Seawall Road, Randolph, KS 66554 I conducted a preservation workshop at Cawker City Library in 2015. 4/25/2017 7:37:25
Thad Beach varies by program Pre-K through Adult varies by program and audience 785-577-5181 $250. travel negotiable Educational Programs are available for all ages. “Dust Bowl Survivors: They Called it the Dirty Thirties” for adults and 6th-8th grade. “Kansas the 34th Star” for grades K-6 and families. “Thad’s Band in a Bucket” for Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High and Families. “All Aboard Harmonica Workshops” for ages beginning 2nd grade through adult. “Songwriting for Kids” for ages kindergarten through 5th grades. These and other programs descriptions can be found on Thad’s website at none 721 Morningside Drive, Salina, KS 67401 Kinsley, Galena, Dudley Township, Haskell Township, Meade, Parsons, Fredonia, Winfield, Leavenworth, Abilene and more.. 8/31/2017 15:02:10
Wings of Love, Inc. Bird Shows 3-103 yrs. 40 min – 55 min 816-540-4730 $225 – $375 Various Edutainment w/Toucans, Owls, Parrots We charge a fee 26511 East 155th Street MCPL, Atchison, Basehor, Burlington, Cass Cnty, K.C.Ks., LaCygne, Lawrence, Overbrook, Wellsville, 1/30/2018 10:58:03
Ruthie Vega : Munchkins Programs 0-12 1-2 hours 9133066367 $50-$100 Through my non-profit program I hold workshops for kids with and without special needs. I can do open sensory play activities for families, kids drama programs and early learning workshops. Seeking to stay within the general Kansas City area. Home: 312 N 20th terrace 5/12/2018 14:11:24
Flint Hills Discovery Center 5-13 year olds 30-60 minute session 785-587-2726 $45-$150 dependent on length and program chosen, plus mileage over $30 History and Culture or STEM programs brought to your location. 315 S 3RD ST Manhattan Public Library through partnership 10/17/2018 8:02:44
Prof. Whaat's Let's Find Out Show 4-12 30-45 minutes 9134412309 $150 plus travel, discounts for multiple programs in area or multiple bookings. The world is a fascinating place, and Prof. Whaat wants to discover everything about it! Featuring live music, interviews with curious kids as well as grownup experts, and lots of questions and answers, this live talk show is the perfect mix of entertainment and education! Topic of the show can be tailored to match whatever theme you like! none 2120 E 25th Ct, Lawrence, KS 66046 Lawrence Public Library 12/13/2018 15:54:49
Nutty Professor (Jean Winters) 7-11 45 min 620-231-6541 $100.00/per show plus .50/mile for travel Nutty Professor Amazing Science show we explore and experiment with science demonstrations to learn about the science that makes the world go around. I tend to concentrate on demonstrations with chemical reactions, polymers, pressure, energy and the occasional explosion! My goal is present science in a way that will amaze and entertain the audience while having fun, as I encourage lots of volunteer audience participation. SE Kansas 707 W. 1st street, Pittsburg, KS 66762 Pittsburg public library, Chanute public library, Pittsburg State University Family Fun Day 1/17/2019 9:48:04
Lavinia Roberts K-5th grade 2 hours 917.691.8588 $25 for materials (unless library already has necessary materials), $80 for teaching artist fee, + mileage Puppet Palooza: An Art Extravaganza, elementary age artists will create a hand puppet using paper sculpture techniques. 849 E 1000 Rd, Lawrence, KS 66047 Susan Crutchfield, Newnan Carnegie Library, Newnan, GA, Sr. Carnegie Assistant Adult Programs 770-683-1347, Gretchen Andrews Librarian IV Youth Services | Hilo Public Library Hawaii State Public Library System 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720 | (808) 933-8890 Email: | Web: 4/8/2019 18:49:12
Page Turner Adventures, Lisa Nadel 4-12 30-60 minutes per day 5155546162 250-500 or more specifically 10 Week Virtual Summer Reading Program None 6450 Pinyon Pine Ct. Lake Worth, FL 33462 This is a list of some of the libraries we have performed at over the last couple of years. Plus where we were supposed to perform this year. You can look here: to see the rest of the Performing Arts Centers, schools, and other venues we have also performed at over the last several years. May 30-June 10, 2020 Lafayette Area Libraries, Lafayette, LA June 17-18, 2020 Natchitoches Public Libraries, Natchitoches, LA June 19, 2020 LaSalle Parish Libraries, Jena, LA June 22-24, 2020 Shreve Parish Libraries June 25-26, 2020 Jackson Parish Libraries June 29-July 1, 2020 Santa Rosa County Libraries, Santa Rosa County, FL July 8-11, 2020 Orange County Libraries, Orange County, Fl, July 20, 21, 22, 23, 2020 Eastern Shore Libraries, Eastern Shore, MD July 30, 2020 Southeast Steuben County Library, Corning, NY August 8, 2020 Bethpage Public Library, Bethpage, NY, une 20-21, 2019 Calcasieu Parish Libraries, Lake Charles, LA June 26, 2019 LaSalle Parish Libraries, Jena, LA June 27-28, 2019 Jackson Parish Libraries, Jonesboro, LA, July 9, 2019 North Palm Beach Library, North Palm Bch, FL July 13, 2019 Southwest Regional Library, Pembroke Pines, FL, July 19, 2019 Pompany Beach Library, Pompano Beach, FL July 22, 2019 North Bellmore Public Library, North Bellmore, NY July 23, 2019 Greenwood Lake Public Library, Greenwood Lake, NY July 25, 2019 Southeast Steuben County Library, Corning, NY, and many more were booked for this year. 5/26/2020 13:49:37
Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood all ages (note: I offer programs in both English and Spanish) varies (30-90 minutes) 708-948-7017 (home), 708-979-3093 (cell) $150 for virtual pre-recorded; $250 for virtual live; $250 + travel for in-person live first-person historical portrayals of Abraham Lincoln (in-person or virtual) none, but to keep travel costs down it's best to arrange a tour with other libraries, schools, senior residences, etc. (I live in Chicago) 333 S. Oak Park Ave., Unit 2N; Oak Park, IL 60302-3549 Abilene Public Library (Wendy Moulton, Director); Atchison Public Library (Jacque Slingsby, Director); Basehor Community Library (Janice Garcia, Adult Programming); Clay Center Public Library (Shanda Cramer, Director); Dorothy Bramlage (Junction City) Public Library (Susan Moyer, Director); Leavenworth Public Library (Cindy McGuire, Programming/Marketing Director); Manhattan Public Library (Jennifer Bergen, Children’s Services Manager); Marysville Public Library (Mandy Cook, Assistant Director) ; Wamego Public Library (Darci Hildebrand, Director); and Lincoln Elementary School, Clay Center (Matt Weller, Principal) 12/21/2020 15:15:09
Natalee & /or Jim Ganyon various specific history programs, various ages 30 average unless a post story activity 620-899-0642 or 775-742-4091 or volunteers – Travel expenses only GordonParks program also Jim's book & powerpoint WW2 yes, Kansas History with puppets, WW2 History, none but for expenses (once a month for over 60 miles) PO Box 1726,Hutchinson Ks, 67504 for books and business Hoisington Library, school libraries, 'WW2' facilities 1/5/2021 12:48:04
Talewise Grades K-5 35-45 minutes 908-334-2525 $150 or $250, depending on the type of program Yes None, programs are virtual and hosted remotely PO Box 6741, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 Many library performances! Please see our reviews at 2/10/2021 9:13:58
Exploration Place all ages! 30 minutes to 2 hours 316-660-0620 $100-250 Yes mileage required after 30 miles 300 N. McLean Blvd Wichita, KS 67203 3/5/2021 10:55:18
Danny Hamilton Preschool and Elementary School Ages Eight 20-minute-long episodes (716) 548-7488 $395 Yes 380 Stony Road Lancaster, NY 14086 Newstead Public Library (, Southeast Oklahoma Public Library System (, Tabor Public Library ( 12/13/2021 0:46:17
Yvonne Burbach 4-104 45-55 816-645-3601 $250 + mileage No 1.5 hr. drive from Lee's Summit, Mo. 26511 E. 155th St., Pleasant Hill, Mo. 64080 MCPL 1/29/2022 17:41:06
Dinosaur O’Dell’s musical programs on outer space science, geography, early literacy, or health $350 plus travel. (Multiple bookings in an area will negate the travel fees.) Whether the topic is outer space science, geography, early literacy, or health, Dino O’Dell utilizes stories and music to create an interactive environment that not only entertains, but delivers content and encourages problem solving. None Fairway, Kansas Please ask.