Foundation for Laughter

Library Shows


The mystery of magic and puppetry, along with the mastery of comedy, will leave kids spellbound and yearning to read more. This show reveals how reading is fun and lets our imaginations soar. A hit for kids, librarians and staff, the Magic Storybook is perfect any time of the year, but it is especially appropriate when tied in with National Library Week (April), Children’s Book Week, Read-Across America (March), Summer Reading Clubs and more.


Learning sneaks up on kids when they’re laughing! This library performance teaches the main concepts of elementary science curriculum through physical comedy and the circus arts, which helps support what the children are learning in school. Does a cup of water twirled around speedily in a billiard triangle stay put because of centrifugal force, or centripetal force? How can stacked objects not crash to the ground, somehow overcoming the law of gravity? Your students will know after this show, which covers such principles as the Laws of Motion, rotational velocity, gravity, simple machines, states of matter and more.


Math’s a blast in this show, and when the performers start multiplying laughs, things really start making cents … er, sense! Complementing what children are learning in schools, this show reveals how math is everywhere in our lives, from sports to music. Whether it's measuring the stage, cleaning up trash, juggling way-too-many objects or singing with a slightly off-key ukulele, this show’s unique physical/verbal comedy and circus arts make for a math-stravaganza of fun! It covers core math principles, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and more. (This program uses the optional book Circus Math by Will Starr [ISBN: 978-1-4389-0836-6 (sc)]


  • Details: Library shows; each lasts approximately 30 minutes and is a scaled down version of our school shows.
  • Grades: Pre-K through 5th grade
  • Schedule: Available during the school day, after school, summers and weekends, but must be booked in advance.
  • Attendance: No minimum; no maximum
  • Technical Needs: A clear stage in an open area of the library or auditorium
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