A One-Stop Resource For AWESOME Entertainment For Libraries & Family Events

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Midwest Library Shows is proud to be a trusted one-stop resource for librarians and event planners to book family friendly entertainment for special events and Summer Reading Programs. Every entertainer is a full-time professional, wtih programs that are specifically designed for young audiences.

We work with libraries big and small, and try hard to accommodate budgets and offer discounts whenever available. All of the programs on this website regularly travel to libraries and events in Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois. Many of the programs will travel to other states if block-booking with multiple library branches can be arranged.

Check out the menu above to see all of our great youth and teen programs, or call us at (586)913-3036 to talk about your library event.

2014 Summer Reading Program Shows

We have several new programs that tie into the 2014 Children's Library Summer Reading Program science theme

Journey To The Center of the Earth
A GeoScience Show

Science or Magic
(link will take you to our Midwest School Shows Site)

Explore the menu at the top of this page to see all the featured programs we have for library audiences.

Programs For Pre-Teen and Teen

It can be hard to find programs and activities that will draw in teen and pre-teen readers to your library. That is why we are excited to be able to offer the Wizard School Workshop to libraries again in 2013. This hands-on program has drawn capacity crowds at libraries for the past 4 years. It is a totally unique program that will have your "toughest audience" participating, creating, and "LOL"-ing.

For other great tween / teen programs, be sure to check out our Building on A Dream science show. This show demonstrates the cool science behind things like electric cars, draw bridges, and even an energy bike.

Special Shows For Halloween and Winter Time

Holiday parties and events at your library can be magical with one of our amazing holiday magic shows.

The Halloween Magic Show has lots of "wow-factor", with special magic tricks and funny routines that have a Halloween and Fall Harvest time touch to them. This show has been entertaining school kids for over 20 years, and there is nothing frightening or inappropriate for young viewers. This show is also perfect for "Fall time" or October festivals.

The Winter Holiday Magic Show is wintery blast of excitement that gets young readers involved in magical routines that celebrate all things fun and exciting about winter. There are even fun winter stage decorations and music to go along with the magic and comedy. More holiday shows, including a program for Cinco de Mayo and Black History Month are available on our website for school assembly programs.

Discounts and Grants

Significant discounts are available to librarians who can coordinate block-booking the same program with other libraries / branches in their area. If you are flexible on dates, we may also already have some discounted dates when a performer will be in your area. We understand that budgets for youth library programs are getting tighter and tighter, and will try to work with you to get the most out of your programming budget.

Grants are often available from local organizations and businesses who want to help promote library programs. When we know that grant money is available, we always let libraries know. Furthermore, several of our performers are listed as part of the Michigan Humanities Touring Arts Program. Through this program, your library may be able to receive partial funding for the performance fee of specific Midwest Library Show entertainers. Contact our office to find out about eligible programs.

About Midwest Library Shows

Midwest Library Shows is a small group of performers who are dedicated to providing quality entertainment for school-age and family audiences. In addition to libraries, these performers can be seen at schools, festivals, and family attractions across Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and beyond. All the performers make a living doing these shows, which means that you get a PROFESSIONAL SHOW that is guaranteed to be a hit with your audience.

So, what does this mean for you? Simply, when you book a program from Midwest Library Shows, you never have to worry about whether a performance is going to be successful, or if a presenter is going to show up. You have a lot of things to worry about when you plan a library event...the entertainment should not be one of them.

Scheduling A Program

The fastest way to schedule a program is to call Brandy at
(586)913-3036. She will be happy to provide you with show pricing information, check available dates, and answer any questions you may have. Of course, you can also send an email too!