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Puppet shows planned at Vail library

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the DailyChildren ages 3 and up can enjoy puppet shows at the town of Vail Public Library this week.

VAIL, Colorado ” The Town of Vail Public Library in Vail, Colorado plans to celebrate National Library Week a week early with a series of puppet shows. Puppet shows are scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the community room. For ages three and up, these 40-minute family programs include stories and puppets that will delight the young folks.

“Though National Library Week, sponsored by the American Library Association, is actually celebrated a week later, from April 12 through April 18, we felt it best for our community to celebrate the week before,” Town Librarian Lori A. Barnes said. “This way we can invite local families before they might head out of town for their well-deserved end-of-season vacations, and guests in town who are here to catch the final days of skiing with their families. It is another reason to encourage all families to visit the Town of Vail Public Library.”

National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians, according to the American Library Association’s Web site. All types of libraries ” school, public, academic and special ” participate. The theme this year is “World connect at your library.”

“I think anyone who comes to see these delightful puppet shows will see how they follow the theme of ‘worlds connecting’ through puppetry. They are a retelling of a folktale and a pourquoi tale, as well as a modern story about a frog, and if you don’t know what a pourquoi tale is, you are not alone,” Barnes said. “It is a tale of ‘Why,’ as in: ‘Why can’t the woodpecker sing?'”

Parents are welcome. The event is free. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 970-479-2179.

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