Henderson Libraries to feature storyteller Jim Cogan during Summer Reading Program

‘A Fluid World of Wonder: Stories to Whet the Imagination’ to occur July 21-23

HENDERSON, Nev.Although audiences will stay dry during this Henderson Libraries Summer Reading Program 45-minute water-themed story time, creative storyteller Jim Cogan will present “A Fluid World of Wonder: Stories to Whet the Imagination.”

Cogan describes creative storytelling as the water cycle: it constantly changes form, substance, style and place, but it endures forever in the memories and imaginations of children. He will narrate folktales, fables, fact and fiction during the event.

As a nationally recognized storyteller, Cogan weaves his consummate love of water, the West and his appreciation of folklore into an engaging program. A Las Vegas native, Cogan encourages the audience to participate, sing along and be involved from beginning to end.

Cogan will present “A Fluid World of Wonder” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, at the Green Valley Library – located at 2797 N. Green Valley Pkwy., on the corner of Sunset Road – and at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, at the Malcolm Library – located at 2960 Sunridge Heights Pkwy., just off Seven Hills Pkwy. A third show can be seen at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22, at the newly built Gibson Library – located at 100 Lake Mead Pkwy., in the Target shopping center. Henderson Libraries is encouraging locals of all ages to “make a splash” this summer with its 2010 Summer Reading Program. 

The Libraries’ annual program offers incentives for children, teens and adults. The Summer Reading Program lasts from June 5 through Aug. 7. Kids age 11 and younger will take part in the “Make a splash at your library” reading program, while youth age 12-18 will take part in the “Make waves” program and adults ages 18 and older will take part in the “Dive into reading at your library” reading program. Themed programs will be offered for all age groups throughout the summer months as part of the program.

Established in 1943 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates six locations throughout Henderson. Henderson Libraries cooperates with other public libraries in Southern Nevada, the Nevada System of Higher Education, the Clark County School District and all other libraries around the state to provide quality service for Nevada’s residents.

For more information on Henderson Libraries and its many services and resources, visit www.mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-6581.

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