Summer of Art at APL Starts Today

The Summer of Art Summer Reading Program at the Anderson Public Library starts today! The library has lots of fun videos and activities planned for the next two weeks for everyone who has registered for the program.  Links to Summer Reading video performances for the first week will be posted here.

If you haven’t already registered, just go to Bean Stack at and register to join in on the reading log and activity challenges. Once you register, a library staff member will contact you so you can pickup a free art kit for your child. You can then follow along with videos posted at Bean Stack showing how to complete the kits. There’s also a special codeword at the end of each art kit video that you can enter in Bean Stack to let us know you watched the video.

After watching and completing the kits, show us your child’s work! You can either post photos on the Facebook group or send them via email to After you share a photo, just click the checkmark on Bean Stack to let us know you completed the challenge.

And it wouldn’t be summer reading if there wasn’t any reading involved! This year, you can log your child’s reading using Bean Stack. Ms Sherry explains how it all works in the video below.

Once you complete all the challenges on Bean Stack, you’ll then get a chance to win fun prizes including gift cards!

Video Performances

Bright Star Theatre – Aesop’s Fables

Summer Reading just wouldn’t be the same without fun performers! Even if they are behind a camera, join in on the fun with the first performance of the Summer of Art at APL from Bright Star Theatre, highlighting Aesop’s Fables.
These fables from the legendary Greek storyteller, Aesop, have been delighting young and old alike for thousands of years, and they still have a message for us today. Perfect for younger audiences, these classic tales entertain but also share a strong message about treating others fairly and knowing right from wrong. Stories like “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Tortoise and The Hare,” and “The Lion and The Mouse” leave audiences with a message that is both timely, and timeless!
Enjoy the next Summer of Art performer with the Fractured Fairy Godmother!

When she whirls into the room as her character, the Fractured Fairy Godmother, all eyes are locked on her. This Fairy Godmother doesn’t mess around and she tells her versions of the classic and not so classic fairy tales that are some- times di erent than what you are used to, but they are delightful, funny and outrageous.

Have fun today with some exciting science experiments from Whiz Bang Science Show! Families will get to follow along with this Summer Reading performance. Links to the instructions are in the description of the video page.
Next up for summer reading is a fun performance by MadCap Puppets showcasing Pinocchio.
The Summer of Art Summer Reading Program continues with the next virtual performer! Click the link below to watch the always great Funtime Music Show by FamilyTime Entertainment.
The next performance for the Summer of Art Summer Reading program is the always fun Silly Safaris! This year they created a great video with lots of animals.
Watch Tom Sparough for a super fun Space Painter Juggling performance! This performance has hands-on action for everyone who watches, but you will each need one pair of rolled up socks, and one single sheet of toilet paper to fully enjoy the show! Get your supplies ready before you hit the play button.
Up next is a fun video from Family Time Entertainment, called the Making of a Mime.
Watch Jeff Nicholas as he shows you how to create amazing drawings and cartoons for the last Summer of Art performance! Need some paper and pencils to follow along.

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