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Library Shows

Fun & Informative Library Shows in California

Joe and friends visit the Library

Joe and friends visit the Library

Joe Gandelman has performed library shows in San Diego, CA, and the surrounding areas for more than 25 years. His shows have been featured at libraries from Needles and San Ysidro to Los Angeles and Palm Desert. Each show is geared to the library’s chosen theme, packed with LOTS of characters, interaction, and laughs. Most importantly, each show stresses the joy and importance of reading books–and of having reading skills in today’s internet age.

Here’s What You Get in a Library Show

• A show stressing the importance and JOY of reading
• A funny, interactive show adapted to your theme and any age group
• A segment where kids learn some ventriloquism and puppetry secrets–and some kids try a dummy
• A family show performed throughout the United States and in Canada

Kids’ Shows that Amuse and Educate

Since kids today are obsessed with electronic devices and instant-gratification media, it’s important to teach them the value of books and libraries. Joe’s shows are fun ways to get kids into the library for a good time and to hear an important message. As a ventriloquist, he performs memorable comedy routines that hold kids’ attention and remind them of the power and joy that come from developing their literacy skills.

What’s more, his shows don’t just keep the kids amused. The grown-ups in the audience are just as entertained by his delightful comedy and puppets.

To attract a crowd and raise awareness about your library’s theme, call Joe and schedule one of his performances. Your audience will be glad that you treated them to such an engaging and fun show at your library.

From libraries to schools and organizations, Joe’s customers unanimously report positive feedback after his shows. Hiring a ventriloquist adds a little something different to your event that the people are sure to remember. And when it comes to something as crucial as communicating the importance of literacy to children, his shows are a sure way to get the message across while leaving smiles on their faces.

Contact Joe to schedule a performance. He performs at libraries across California, the United States, and Canada.

Joe and John at the Library

Joe and John at the Library

What Libraries say about Joe Gandelman & Friends

“Thank you for coming to visit our library. The kids and parents enjoyed it and so did our staff. Good luck with any other shows you have and we look forward to working with you next year!”

– Phelan Library, Phelan, CA
“What a great program! The audience was so engaged! We look forward to seeing you again and thank you for a wonderful program!”

– Wrightwood Library, Wrightwood, CA
“Joe Gandelman is one of the funniest, sweetest, most endearing guys you will ever meet. He manages gives good clean wholesome entertainment for kids with his act. And you know what? The guy you see on the stage? That’s mostly the same exact guy in real life. Get to know Joe. Hire Joe. He’ll bring you an awesome experience.”

– Max Dean E., Detroit, MI
“We’ve had Joe perform numerous times at our public library over the years. He always puts on a great show and keeps
everybody – kids and adults – laughing. Highly recommended!”

– National City Public Library, National City, CA
Lauren Kratz poses with Joe and friends

Joe and Studio City Librarian Lauren Kratz with two of his puppets after his show at the Studio City Library in Studio City.

“You did a great job entertaining a full house and both children and adults told me how much they enjoyed the show. Your entertaining even lured people off the computers! I appreciated your emphasis on reading and your encouragement to children interested in developing their own ventriloquism skills. All our books on the subject were snatched up!”

– Lakeside Branch Library, Lakeside, CA
“Thank you so much for that excellent performance! The summer reading participants had a fantastic library experience that was both entertaining and informative. It was a super show!”

– Gardena Mayme Dear Memorial Library
“Thank you for providing us with such an enjoyable summertime entertainment!”

– East Los Angeles Public Library
“…a smashing success at our branch libraries!”

– San Diego Public Library
“Thank you for making so many people happy!”

– Bob Lucas Memorial Library, Altadena

Book Joe for your Next Library Event

Joe, Rex and John

Rex and his litte brother John in a battle of wits with Joe

“Thanks you again for your three performances at Camp Pendleton Libraries. What a crowd-pleasing show you give! One ten-year-old said, He never did move his lips when the dummy talked! A mom told me that however much the show cost it was a good way to spend the money. Everyone enjoyed the participation and the tricks-of-the-trade explanations – but all the jokes and fun are the real hit! I recommend your show to all librarians.”

– Camp Pendleton Libraries
“We appreciated the extra long performance you gave for an enthralled audience of over 100 pre-school, school-aged children and adults. Your puppets and dialogue are very imaginative and we enjoyed learning a few of the secrets of ventriloquism!”

– El Cajon Branch Library
“It was wonderful to meet you and your friends. The children, adults and staff were all entranced.”

– Fontana Branch Library
“I must admit that of all the scheduled events, this was the one I was a bit unsure of. How could a ventriloquist act hold over 70 kids’ attention for almost an hour? I had not counted on Joe. He was not only delightful and very funny, he was excellent at ventriloquism. His show involved rich range of characters and he never lost our attention as he not only entertained, but informed us as well. Not only is Joe a fabulous ventriloquist, he is a fabulous entertainer.”

– Manhattan Beach Library
San Diego-based ventriloquist Joe Gandelman performs at the Barstow Branch Library on Tuesday as part of the Summer Reading Program 2016, which features an entertainment act every Tuesday through July 24. Read more at the Desert Dispatch Online

– Jose Quintero, Desert Dispatch

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