Library Shows

  • Library Shows
  • 2015 Summer Reading Theme Show
  • Past Theme Shows
  • Testimonials

Ann Lincoln has been a perennial performer at libraries in Colorado since 1996. This entertainment is designed with library needs in mind. The show will be made age appropriate for your particular patrons and references to reading, books and any special themes will be included throughout the presentation.

2015 Summer Reading Theme

Library building with 2010 theme

"The Super Ann Show"

Look! Up on the stage! It's a magician! No, it's a juggler! No, it's a comedian! Wait' it's a little bit of all three! It's SUPER ANN!

Ann Lincoln will perform amazing feats of strength and courage in this one-of-a-kind Magic, Juggling and Comedy Show.

When she finds out that "Every Hero has a Story" Ann is inspired by the people and characters in books she has read.

In her show she will escape from a strait jacket, juggle bowling balls and even bring along some of her "Wonder Pets" to perform also!

  • As always the entertainment will be designed with library needs in mind.
  • The show will be made age appropriate for your particular patrons (usually great for 2 -12 year olds, but can be adjusted as needed).
  • And references to "Every Hero has a Story" , books, reading and how your library can help you will be included throughout the presentation.

Creativity Circus Show (2009 summer theme)

Librarian with show dog

The Magical Mystery Show!

In a performance of Comedy, Magic & Juggling designed around the Colorado State Library 2007 Summer Reading Program "Get a Clue @ Your Library", Ann Lincoln will be "She"-lock Holmes while solving some silly mysteries. Special guest Harry, the Pomeranian puppy as "the Hound of the Barkerville"

The Juggling Jester's Magical Adventure Show!

For the Colorado Statewide Summer Reading theme "Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds" For this one of a kind performance Ann Lincoln will don a colorful court jester costume and entertain in front of a backdrop painted with a dragon in-flight over a castle of old. The audience will be treated to a show which will include a dragon puppet, special "daring deeds" of magic & juggling and possibly even a bit of fire-breathing fun!

"Be Creative @ Your Library"

This year with a magic, juggling and comedy show where audience members and their imaginations will re-create circus acts right before your very eyes!

The Magic Bug Show (2008 summer theme)

SeeLady bug bean bags juggled high in the air!

Hearthe story of 3 magical worms that can change size!

Watchas pictures of caterpillars turn into magic butterflies right before your eyes!

Laughwhen Ann Lincoln tries to catch Stella the Spider puppet!

Don't Missthe flying trapeze and other tricks by Harry and the amazing flea circus!! (Real puppy-dog...Imaginary fleas)

The Jungle Zoo-fari Show (2008 theme for New Mexico Libraries)

Ann Lincoln will pretend to be a jungle explorer, doing magic & juggling tricks themed around all kinds of wild animals. The show will end with the appearance of Ann's real pet puppy-dog!

Around the World Magic & Juggling Show (2008 theme for Denver Libraries)

Show includes: Magical stories from many far away lands! Ann Lincoln helps pretend penguins from the South Pole attempt to take flight! Items representing the whole world juggled high in the air! The world's oldest magic trick that has been performed by almost every culture on earth!

The Best of the West Magic & Juggling Show!

In a performance of Comedy, Magic & Juggling designed around the Denver Library's 2007 Summer Reading theme "Ride into Reading", Ranger Ann Lincoln and her Deputy Dog, Harry the Pomeranian puppy, performing routines about their "Home on the Range".

Testimonials

Librarian with dove
January 3, 2005
"We so enjoyed the Family Variety Show that you performed for us last week for our New Year's Noon celebration. There were over 270 people in attendance and we received many positive comments from our patrons, both verbally and written.
The humor was appropriate for all ages and, of course, the juggling and magic were superb. The bird and bunny were definite highlights for the kids!
We always enjoy your performances and look forward to working with you again in 2005." Laura Olson Youth Services, Smoky Hill Library
"The combination of humor and magic that you inject into your act was much appreciated by all the giggling, smiling children. Our goal is to bring children into the library and teach them that it is a fun and exciting place. I am certain that toward this end, you helped us serve our purpose. I can highly recommend you for other children's library programs.
Our word-of-mouth advertising since you were featured has been excellent. I want to thank you for your contribution to the success of our Summer Reading Program." Ann Sinton Programming and Youth Librarian, Vail Library
"I wish you and your furry (and feathered) compadres continued good fortune and hope we'll see you at future bookmobile events." Erica MacCreaigh Bookmobile Librarian, Arapahoe Library District Outreach Services
"Ann Lincoln was awesome! Such great energy and a wonderful connection with the kids in the audience...even the big kids like me." Kathy Klatt Assistant Librarian, Mamie Doud Library
"The staff of the Children's Library would like to thank you for the great program. Your variety show was great and we look forward to seeing you here again soon." Kristin Arnold Children's Librarian, Denver Library – Central
"She had an excellent level of interaction with the kids! Great humor!" "Absolutely wonderful with children and entertaining for adults as well." "Excellent balance of humor and talent. Excellent with the kids. They loved the animals."
Various Parents after a library show

Thanks again for your wonderful performance here on Saturday. You held the attention of the audience far better than I have ever seen anyone do with that age group. Thanks again for your wonderful Pet Vet performance. Thanks also to the bunny & dove.

Sincerely, Jan Zinkl Aurora Central Library APL-YS 14949 E. Alameda Parkway Aurora, CO 80012

Dear Ann,

Thank you so much for your recent visit to the Clifton Branch of the Mesa County Public Library District. The children, and adults, loved the entire show! I especially liked the way you incorporated the library's location and the theme of this year's summer reading program into your show.

We welcome having you again.

Safe travels, Wynell Webster Clifton Branch Manager MCPLD 3225 I-70 B #A-1 Clifton CO 81520

Hi Ann,

You were a fantastic performer for us this year - we got great evaluations and comments from our patrons after your programs :)

Leslie Hauschildt Evergreen Library Program Coordinator Jefferson County Public Libraries

Video