Joy the Clown’s magic show amazes young library patrons
Published 9:30 am Friday, July 24, 2015
Young readers from across Western Tidewater gathered at Walter Cecil Rawls Library in Courtland on Wednesday to watch the performance of magician, Joy the Clown.
Joy began the show by reminding her audience about the importance of reading during the summer, and punctuated tricks with explanations about how important it is to obey your parents and be kind to others.
“She was very interactive with the kids,” said Rebecca Wyche, youth programmer at the library. “It was a very successful event.”
Parents who attended the show agreed.
“I bring my granddaughter Mia every week,” said Joy Cartwright. “She used to come to the reading program before she even went to school.
“It’s given her a head start and helped her to develop an interest in reading.”
“We’re big fans of the library,” said Kaitlyn Benton, who brought her younger brother.
Her mother, Rhonda agreed. “I’ve brought both of my children to the summer reading program for years and it’s been really helpful for them both.”
Joy the Clown’s performance was the penultimate event for this year’s summer reading program.
The grand finale will be hosted at Walter Cecil Rawls next Wednesday, July 29, at 10 a.m.