Bringing a little drama to your library
Last summer I was approached by two very kind women from Anderson about using our community room for drama classes for local students. I immediately saw this as a great chance to partner with their theatre group. That was when the Library Drama Camp was born. We were very excited to join forces with Spotlight on Drama to create a week-long intensive day camp for students. The kids would meet every day for a week to learn about theatre, acting, and public speaking. During that week they would also work on a short play. The week would culminate in a presentation of the play for their families. We gave it a go last July, and it was a big success. It was only natural to want to do it again. So your library partnered with Spotlight on Drama once again this spring break. Last week we had our second drama camp, and the students performed the classic tale Stone Soup. I am extremely impressed that a group of 7-13 year old kids can learn all of their lines and perform a play after only 4 days. This time the play included a short musical number as well which was a new experience for many of the students. This group of kids not only performed the play, but they were stars!
If you would like to see their performance, you can find it at the link below. Due to the amazing success of these camps, we are pleased to announce that we will offer another Drama Camp during the week of July 22nd. If you have a student who is in 1st-6th grade who would like to perform, keep an eye on our calendar, newsletter, and social media for announcements.