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Kids invited to sing, slither, dance and hop with Russ Clayton (7 photos)

March Break at the library features interactive fun

The Zima Room at the BWG Public Library was packed on Tuesday morning, for Singing with Russ.

Russ Clayton, popular children’s entertainer and recording artist, presented a brace of high-energy concerts that not only had kids and parents singing along, but dancing, playing musical instruments, and doing the Winter-Pokie.

It was just one of the many events at the library for March Break this year, and watching from the sidelines was new Children’s Services Librarian, Bailey Shaw.

Shaw, who has a background in teaching and an MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science), comes to Bradford from St. Catherines. She started about a week before the hectic March Break – what she termed a “very exciting” time.

And even as she watched the kids in the audience Fix the Wagon with a hammer, a screwdriver, and a unicorn shirt – to screams of laughter – and be Little Bunnies Sleeping, Shaw was already planning the summertime program itinerary.

“There’s a lot of really popular stuff,” she said, that will be back, “plus new ideas!”

Meanwhile, kids hopped like kangaroos, slithered like snakes, and copied the poses of the stick-figure drawings held up by Russ.

“Hopefully I’ve made a few of them tired for a nice nap,” he told the parents at the end of the show.

For more information on March Break events at the library, visit here


Miriam King

About the Author: Miriam King

Miriam King is a journalist and photographer with Bradford Today, covering news and events in Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.
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