Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oshkosh Public Library invites children to reader’s theater

[We have received the following press release and are pleased to publish it on behalf of the Oshkosh Public Library.]

Oct. 28, 2009 – Experience reading with a theatrical twist when popular presenter Karen Kersting returns to the Oshkosh Public Library on Nov. 14, at 2 p.m., with her Reader’s Theater program. Children who participated in the library’s summer reading program worked with Kersting to perform impromptu skits that give them a taste of performing without all the preparation needed to put on a more traditional play.

Reader’s Theater is a dramatic presentation of a written work in which children read from a script rather than memorize their parts. Because they don’t need to memorize their parts, the children can focus on reading the text with expressive voices and gestures. The method introduces children to dramatic reading and helps to enhance their reading skills in a fun and creative way.

The program is open to children ages 7 to 11, with plenty of opportunities for all to actively participate. Children do not need to have previous experience in theater to attend.

Register at the Children’s Desk, by calling 236-5208, or online at


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