Sunday, June 30, 2013

"The Caterpillar Hunter" comes to Literacy Park

This week's free Summer Reading event at Newport Public Library is an original play from the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company. All children and families are invited to attend the show at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 in Literacy Park.

Based on the beloved character of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, the Caterpillar Hunter shrinks himself and sets off to explore the terrain, pursuing elusive bugs and strange herbage in the wild recesses of a common North American vegetable garden. Traveling Lantern has been educating and entertaining children nationwide for the past 25 years. Their mission is to bring great stories to children, to draw them into an active theater experience, to excite their minds and to tickle their imaginations. The company has been doing just that for the New York Public Library, Yosemite National Park, schools and libraries around the country.

The show is sponsored in part by Ready to Read grants from the Oregon State Library and the Lincoln County Library District along with generous support from Ross and Janis Neigebauer, Jeanette Hofer, and Umpqua Bank.  For more information about The Caterpillar Hunter or other summer reading presentations, please contact us at (541) 265-2153 or check out our website.

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