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Baldwin hosts Storytellers, family story hours

Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham is helping to foster the love of reading and joy in our children with a variety of summertime events. On Thursday, July 25, at 11 a.m., The Storytellers, Bob and Audrey Allison, are returning to the library for a unique show for all ages featuring interactive storytelling, music and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world. Their unique instrumentation includes steel drums, didgeridoo, cuica, berimbau, djembe', keyboard, rhumba box, and balafone. Kids will love the feisty Brazilian melodies, familiar American songs, joyous Caribbean music, Australian didgeridoo tunes, West African rhythms and original compositions, too. After the performance, attendees can try out the various instruments. This program is presented as part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories. Advanced registration is requested “The Storytellers have performed at libraries, schools, and other venues around the state, and we are excited to welcome them back to the Baldwin Public Library. We look forward to the interactive stories, beautiful music, and humor that Bob and Audrey incorporate into their performance,” said Cathy Gimby, Youth Services Librarian. On Monday, July 29, at 10:30 a.m., the library is offering Down in the Dirt Family Story Time, an opportunity to get messy at a story time that is full of fun – and dirt. Each book featured will include plants, seeds, and maybe even worms. Families will dig in the dirt and work together to plant seeds to take home and watch grow. On Thursday, August 8, from 6:30 to 7 p.m., Family Story Times at the Birmingham Museum, lets everyone gather for songs, stories and activities led by Youth Services Librarian Ms. Rosemary. Attendees are invited to stay after story time to check out the museum's current exhibit. Admission to the story time is free. The Baldwin Library also offers story times for different age groups, from Babytime for children up to 18 months, to the school readiness story time Just Me for 3.5 to 5 year olds. To view the full story time schedule and register online visit

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