Fli-Rite Announces 2022 Summer Reading Program – PIRATE POSSIBILITIES!
Need a way to fill your library with young readers? And what is the best way to keep that group of youngsters attentive, entertained and excited about reading? Why not invite a veteran elementary school teacher who just so happens to be a magician?
T.J. Shimeld is the master of keeping children’s attention while he weaves book talks, magic, juggling, puppetry, colorful props and costumes along with music throughout his forty-five minute programs. His programs are specifically designed to keep the most restless child enthralled, but also aligns his programs with state curriculums so the children are learning along the way as well.
Shimeld’s latest summer reading program, “Pirate Possibilities,” shares books about the high seas and those who traversed them, and how our society has elevated these peg-legged, eye-patched pirates to be strong people of possibility rather than weak people of disability. It encourages us all to embrace our difference as our strength.
Influenced by his work with his non-profit for people with disabilities, The Vanishing Wheelchair, Shimeld becomes the costumed character Wendal Wandell, the Wordsmith of Wonder, to present this program which is guaranteed to get your children excited about reading and discovering their own possibilities at the library!