What You Can Do to Help Your Child Enjoy Library Events
What can you do to help your child enjoy library events?
BEFORE THE PROGRAM
Remind your child to take a drink of water and use the restroom.
BE ON TIME AND STAY
- When your child arrives late, he/she has missed the performer's explanation about the program and may find it harder to participate.
- Allow time to see the entire performance. By leaving early, you distract the attention of the children.
- If younger children become restless, quietly step outside the room for a few minutes. This helps everyone, including the performer, concentrate on the program.
DURING THE PERFORMANCE
- Children learn how to participate by watching how adults participate. Your child will enjoy the program more if you also are actively involved.
- Children and adults are asked to put on their listening ears and turn down their volume control. Talking during the performance distracts everyone.
- Please turn off cellphones during the performance.
- Drinks, snacks and toys distract children and those around them. Save these for after the program.
AFTER THE PROGRAM
Please pick up your child on time. Children become frightened when their ride is late. We encourage parents to remain in the library during the program.
Events this Summer for Children
For a full list of events for children and families this summer at our 24 library locations, please see the 2017 Summer Reading Program event guide, or under "Classes & Events" on www.tulsalibrary.org.
From balloons to ballet, magic to juggling, you'll find something to delight and entertain your child this summer!
For dates, times and library locations where these performers will be, please see the Summer Reading Program event guide.
Andrés Salguero (aka 123 Andrés) brings joyful sounds, passion for bilingualism, and a high-energy love of music that gets kids singing and dancing in Spanish and English. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Andrés won the 2016 Latin Grammy Award for Best Children's Album. Billboard Magazine called him "a rock star for little language learners."
American Indian Dances and Storytelling With Mike and Lisa Pahsetopah
Listen to traditional storytelling and see spectacular dances, including women’s dance styles such as buckskin, Southern cloth, jingle and fancy shawl.
Bounce’n Beethovens Presented by Midtown School of Performing Arts
Children explore music through movement and instruments as they play with egg shakers, bells, rhythm sticks, drums and maracas in this fun, interactive program for parents and kids.
Chris Capstone the Magician
There’s never a dull moment with Chris Capstone and his fun, interactive magic tricks!
Dino O’Dell and the Heroes From Outer Space!
Whether he’s swimming with the piranhas in South America, jumping with kangaroos in Australia or fixing spaceships in Europe, Dino’s stories and songs are fun for all ages. Join this award-winning educator and songwriter for a trip around the world.
Dustin Reudelhuber – The Balloon Guy!
Voted children's entertainer of the year by TulsaKids magazine, Dustin entertains audiences with magic, juggling and amazing balloon sculptures. You never know what to expect!
The Great Classics: Storytime With Tulsa Ballet
Journey through the great ballets of the classical repertoire.
Kelsey and Jeremy Philo perform an amazing glow circus show with a variety of astounding LED props including hula hoops, juggling, unicycling and more. Learn how to spin plates, juggle and more!
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
These Latin Grammy Award winners are back in town! Named by USA Today as the best new band on the children’s music scene, this show is a hip-shaking, head-bopping, Los Angeles-based explosion of fun!
Mike Schneider’s Polka Music
Kids will get a kick out of Uncle Mike's jokes and catchy sing-along polka songs. No one goes home without doing the "Chicken Dance" and a special polka version of "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes." Participation opportunities abound in this show that's fun for all ages!
Monty Harper Sings!
Welcome to the wacky world of Monty Harper’s imagination. Laugh, move and sing along with songs that spin fantastical tales of brainiacs, indestructible cats, bibliovores and more. Marvel as Monty conjures a new song out of your suggestions, right before your very ears!
Mr. Stinky Feet Returns
Mr. Stinky Feet will get the whole family rocking! With a healthy dose of clever fun and a whole lot of heart, Jim Cosgrove’s music inspires the childlike nature of kids and adults. The songs in his set list give a nod to his folk-rock roots with hints of blues and country and an occasional kick of Cajun and Jamaican spice. His hit tunes “Stinky Feet” and “Ooey Gooey” tickle the whimsical spirits of kids of all ages.
Music With Will Parker
Children's songwriter and teaching artist Will Parker makes music for "kids ages 1-100." During Will's whimsical, interactive show, he plays guitar and harmonica, and sings songs that open us up to the world of imagination while simultaneously validating the human experience. A fan favorite of Will's show is an improvised song based on topic suggestions from the audience.
The Que Pastas
The Que Pastas are a kindie (kid+indie=kindie) band from Austin. When not playing music for kids and their families, The Que Pastas are often found eating cereal and watching documentaries on Netflix.
Science Fun With Chris Middlebrook
This crazy science show features homemade experiments and futuristic skateboards.
Staci Gray Music
From story songs to movement songs, Staci's music has something for everyone! Come and check out the Crocodile Dance and Big Bubble Bebop!
Time to Get Funky With Sugar Free Allstars
This Grammy-featured, family funk super duo from Oklahoma City has been listed as one of Time magazine's top 12 family music acts in America. They blend elements of soul, rhythm and blues, disco, gospel and New Orleans street parade music to provide a high-energy rock-show experience described as funky, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, body movin’ and groovin’ dance-until-you-drop party for all ages!
Tommy Terrific’s Build a Magical World
Tommy’s show features magic tricks representing great architectural structures from around the world, like the Great Pyramids, Eiffel Tower and the Great Wall of China.
With the help of the Magician's Handbook, children guide Tommy Terrific through a worldwide, magical adventure where these great structures are explored.
Vaudeville Folk Duo: Jack and Kitty Norton
This Emmy Award-winning duo are co-creators and co-stars of a hit TV series for preschoolers, which airs on over 150 PBS stations nationwide and in 175 countries worldwide via the AFN Family Network. Nominated for six Emmy awards, Jack and Kitty's show is seen by an average of 5 million families every day!
Weather Whys With 2 Works for You Chief Meteorologist Mike Collier
Do you have some “whys” about the weather? Why do clouds form? Why does thunder sound so loud? Why do tornadoes form? Join 2 Works for you Chief Meteorologist Mike Collier as he explains with a series of experiments. For ages 5-11.