Featured Program for Summer Reading 2018: The SIGN-a-long Sing-a-long

The Collaborative Summer Reading Theme for 2018 is: Libraries Rock!

Stories by Hand has you covered with a hands-on, interactive program for all ages that features signs and songs:

SIGN-a-long Sing-a-longTeach your fingers how to sing as we explore American Sign Language through music and stories! Bring the whole family for the hands-on fun as signing (and singing) storyteller Kathy MacMillan teaches you to sign some of your favorite songs. This program can be presented as an all-ages program, or adapted to a baby, toddler, preschooler, or school-age audience.

$300 per program plus mileage; discounts available for multiple bookings.  Click here for complete rates and booking information.

Book a program for Summer 2018 by December 31, 2017 and receive 15% off the program price!  Ask about a free same-day author program for Kathy’s Young Adult novel, Sword and Verse (HarperTeen, 2016)!

 

 

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Summer Reading 2017: “Little Hands Signing: In My Neighborhood”

Just in time for 2017’s Collaborative Summer Reading Program theme, “Build a Better World”, it’s…

LITTLE HANDS SIGNING: IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD

Library, store, hospital, and more!  There are so many places to see in our neighborhood!  Join signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan for stories, songs, rhymes, and American Sign Language fun. (40 minutes; available as a baby/toddler, preschooler, birth-6, or all-ages program)

$275 per program; discounts available for multiple bookings.  Click here for complete rates and booking information.

Book a program for Summer 2017 by December 31, 2016 and receive 15% off the program price!  Ask about a free same-day author program for Kathy’s Young Adult novel, Sword and Verse (HarperTeen, 2016)!

Move and Groove @ your library this summer!

Coming to a library near you!  For 2016’s Collaborative Summer Reading Program theme, “On Your Mark, Get Set….Read!”, it’s…

kid-clipart-clip-art-kids-1LITTLE HANDS SIGNING: LET’S MOVE!

Wiggle, giggle, dance, and sign!  It’s time for American Sign Language stories, songs, and fun that celebrate all the ways we move.  Click on the links below for more information about each library.

 

Baltimore County Public Library (MD)

Tuesday, June 28, 10:30 AM: Towson Library

Saturday, July 16, 2 PM: North Point Library

 

Harford County Public Library (MD)

Monday, August 8, 3 PM: Edgewood Library

Tuesday, August 9, 3 PM: Bel Air Library

Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 PM: Abingdon Library

Wednesday, August 10, 11 AM: Jarrettsville Library

Wednesday, August 10, 6:30 PM: Wilson Center (In conjunction with HCPL’s Darlington Branch)

Friday, August 12, 10:30 AM: Havre de Grace Library

Saturday, August 13, 1:00 PM: Joppa Library

 

Frederick County Public Libraries (MD)

Tuesday, June 21, 11 AM: Edward F. Fry Library at Point of Rocks

Tuesday, June 21, 2 PM: Brunswick Library

Tuesday, July 5, 2:30 PM: C. Burr Artz Library, Frederick

Tuesday, July 5, 6:30 PM: Middletown Library

Thursday, July 14, 2:30 PM: Urbana Library

 

Prince Georges County Memorial Library System (MD)

Monday, July 18, 10:30 AM: Hyattsville Library

Monday, July 18, 1:00 PM: Bladensburg Library

 

Find the complete calendar of upcoming programs here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Let’s Move!” for Summer 2016!

Just in time for 2016’s Collaborative Summer Reading Program theme, “On Your Mark, Get Set….Read!”, it’s…

kid-clipart-clip-art-kids-1LITTLE HANDS SIGNING: LET’S MOVE!

Wiggle, giggle, dance, and sign!  It’s time for American Sign Language stories, songs, and fun that celebrate all the ways we move. (40 minutes; available as a baby/toddler, preschooler, birth-6, or all-ages program)

$275 per program; discounts available for multiple bookings.  Click here for complete rates and booking information.

Book a program for Summer 2016 by December 31, 2015 and receive 15% off the program price!  Ask about a free same-day author signing program for Kathy’s Young Adult novel, Sword and Verse (HarperTeen, 2016)!

Soaring Into Libraries This Summer: The SIGN-a-long Sing-a-long!

SIGN-a-long Sing-a-longTeach your fingers how to sing as we explore American Sign Language through music and stories! Bring the whole family for the hands-on fun as signing (and singing) storyteller Kathy MacMillan teaches you to sign some of your favorite songs.

These programs are free and open to the public.  Some may require registration; please click in the individual library links for more information.

Saturday, June 13 at 2 PM: Towson Library (Baltimore County)
320 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21204
410-887-6166
For more information see www.bcpl.info

Wednesday, July 8 at 2 PM: Potomac Library (Montgomery County)
10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, MD 20854
240-777-0690 (Voice); 301-765-4083 (TTY)
For more information, see http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html

Saturday, July 18 at 2 PM: Cockeysville Library (Baltimore County)
9833 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030-2188
410-887-7750
For more information see www.bcpl.info

Monday, July 20 at 11 AM: Hyattsville Library (Prince Georges County)
6530 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD20782
301-985-4690
For more information, see http://www.pgcmls.info/

Tuesday, July 21 at 10:30 AM: St. Michaels Library (Talbot County)
106 Fremont St., St Michaels, MD 21663
410-745-5877
For more information, see http://www.tcfl.org/

 

“Sign Language Heroes” Flying Into Libraries for Summer 2015!

Just in time for 2015’s Collaborative Summer Reading Program theme, “Every Hero Has a Story”, it’s…

SIGN LANGUAGE HEROES

super-hero-flying-silhouette-hiBecome a signing superhero as we explore the world of heroes in the real world and the world of imagination, all through songs, stories, and fun activities that teach basic American Sign Language for everyone! (40 minutes; for all ages)

$275 per program; discounts available for multiple bookings.  Click here for complete rates and booking information.

Book a program for Summer 2015 by December 31, 2014 and receive 15% off the program price!

“Wonderful Weather Signs” Available for Libraries this Summer

So Miss Kathy came a little late to the Summer Reading Program party this year.  With a theme like “Fizz Boom Read!”, I was afraid that connecting ASL storytelling to science might be too much of a stretch.  And then someone pointed out that a program already on my list has a great science tie-in!    So here it is, ready and willing to appear in libraries for Summer 2014!
picture of boy signing SUN and woman signing SNOW

Wonderful Weather Signs

Join signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan for interactive stories, songs, and rhymes, and learn basic American Sign Language vocabulary for whatever the weather brings!
Age group: your choice!  Can be presented as all ages, birth-6 with adult, birth-24 months with adult, ages 2-6 with adult, or school-age.
Fee: $275 plus mileage.  Discounts available.  Click here for availability calendar and complete booking information.