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7/22/2013 - Cumberland County Library Children's Program

Escape From the Great Books Mine

The Cumberland County Library will be welcoming Rick Waterhouse to the library on Tuesday, July 30th at 6:30pm. He will be performing a special program for kids and their parents. The program is free and open to the public. Come out and enjoy the show!

Mike is a miner for the Great Books Mining Company. As he explains how he digs books from the walls of the mine, an earthquake happens! Everyone is just fine but it will be a little while before the rescue crew can reach them. To pass the time, Mike shares a book he found in the mine. Before long, he's interrupted by a succession of tunneling puppets. Each one shares one of the books they have buried underground. The books lead to songs, jokes, and wordplay, as the puppets try to entertain the trapped visitors. The worm invites volunteers to help him with his song, "All Worms Dance". The ant engages them with some knock-knock jokes. A dinosaur skeleton puppet re-assembles himself with some help from a few of the kids. Finally, another miner breaks through and opens the way back to the surface. The visitors have just enough time to help Miner Mike sing his original summer library theme song: "Dig Some Fun for Yourself"!

Cumberland County Library is located at 800 E. Commerce St. (Route 49), Bridgeton, NJ.  Call 856-453-2210 ext. 101 for further information.