"Archeology Adventure at Your Library 2024 Summer Reading Program (SRP)

Great Scott Archeology Adventure

This year, get ready for another of Great Scott's magical reading programs. Imagine Magician meets Indiana Jones in an all-out, fun and magical adventure with color and surprise, ooohs and aaahs.

So, what can you expect from this program? How about amazing magic, very-cool ventriloquism, appropriate mood-setting music, fantastic fun for everyone, and the message of Read, Read, Read -- all rolled into an ALL NEW well-designed, professional show for kids and families.

What have been past responses to programs?

"The show was fantastic, I am so glad to have been able to have you. I've heard nothing but compliments and positive feedback from parents. You really held their attention, and the adults enjoyed it as well. We'll have to do it again. Have a great summer!

Lori De Haan Assistant Director Oakfield Public Library

"Thank you so much for coming to our library and doing a great magic show. I really loved how you incorporated books and the library into your show and I hope that encourages some kids to come to the library that might not otherwise. I really enjoyed the variety and the humor. The kids had a great time as well as the adults. Thanks again and have a great rest of your summer!

-- Charissa Finn Library Director Kendall Public Library

"We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful performance you gave to 173 people at the Waterford Library today. Despite an age span of toddler through adult, you were able to keep everyone focused and interested in your show Goin' Fiction with Great Scott. The way you incorporated stories and magic and the summer theme throughout the performance and encouraged audience interaction and participation was impressive. We appreciated the recurring theme of "Reading is Fun" that was woven through the performance. This made your show perfect for a library setting. Kids and their parents were raving about the show for hours afterward. Two thumbs up! Worth every penny!

-- Tricia Cox & Bridget Urban Children's Librarian Waterford Public Library

"We were so happy to host you! My director, Trinitie and I agreed that it's the best program we've had in a long time. The kids learned so much and you kept them engaged too. Keep up the good work, and we hope to have you back in the future!"

Esther Children's Librarian Marion Public Library

"The kids were amazed and thrilled with the magic, ventriloquism, and just plain FUN! What a positive way to encourage READING!"

Walworth Memorial Library

"Thanks for such an excellent show, Scott! We heard nothing but compliments as people left the program and when they went to the library to check out magic books for their children. :) "

Amanda Coppedge Bosky Children's Librarian Stoughton Public Library

"I knew when I met you and then saw you interact with our patrons, you would put on a great show! I heard nothing but fantastic comments from everyone. Thanks for putting on a very entertaining show! "

Kelly Kneisler Weyauwega Public Library

"I am very much looking forward to your return performance in Ripon this coming July! I will tell anyone that your program truly wowed me last summer as the best example I have ever seen (and I have been doing this a LONG TIME!) of seamlessly incorporating the summer theme into the show. Many attempt it, but few truly make it wonderful! "

Linda DeCramer Children's Librarian Ripon Public Library

Your patrons won't want to miss this sensational program.

It was Charlie 'Tremendous' Jones who said "You are the same today as you'll be in five years except for two things, the books you read and the people you meet." How true that is. This show will entertain as it promotes the reading experience. Get ready for a celebration. Stay tuned to this page for more details. Be assured that books will be used to help present some positive and encouraging ideas to children and their parents. Kids will come away from this program having laughed, been amazed and learned some valuable life lessons.

This is going to be a great, fun show filled with:

• Magic

• Music

• Ventriloquism

• Puppets

• Laughter

• Plenty of audience participation and involvement

• The message of Read, Read Read!!

Preschool through 12 years old will come away from this experience having had a wonderfully fun time, but they will be carrying seeds of truth inside as well.

5 Great reasons to invite Great Scott to your library this summer:

  1. Scott's show is an audience pleaser -- guaranteed! (read the testimonials)

  2. Thousands of shows from a full-time performer that understands what you need.

  3. A show that integrates the theme seamlessly with the magic and fun to promote reading and your library.

  4. Reasonable pricing and block discounts make this program a value.

  5. Laughter. Kids will laugh. Parents will laugh. This is a family-friendly program that truly entertains everyone.

Children need to experience wonder, to laugh, to dream and to see the potential that is already within them. So, although this is a magic show, the real magic is in the message that will encourage both children and parents to read, and dream big!

If you are looking for a crowd-pleasing show that delivers a great message of encouragement, this is the one you want to book.

It's never too early...but don't be too late.

Call today and reserve your date for summer.


magical moment

"What a delightful show! ... I went shopping in several places around town today and ... Parents and children stopped me to say what a wonderful show it was. It was our best attended show since I have been here (3.5 years) Thanks again for an exciting and entertaining performance! The Library oriented show was very timely, educational and enthusiastic! Kids and adults alike enjoyed the magic, ventroliquism and professional show. Individuals who were there are still coming up to me in town telling me how much they enjoyed the show and wondered how you did some of your tricks (I told them it is a magician's secret). You are indeed talented!"

--Andrea Stallman, Children's Librarian/Event Coordinator Lomira Public Library

"Thank you for your June 21 performance at the Shorewood Library. Your show is very professional. It has a great balance of information, entertainment and humor. I received several very positive comments after the program. "

--Heide Piehler, Youth Services Librarian, Shorewood Public Library

Funny magic
Show for all ages

"Thanks you so much for being an integral part of our Summer Reading Program. Everyone enjoyed your program at our library! The kids love Chauncey the dog and crayon trick! You did a great job, and we could tell how much the kids enjoyed your show."

--Tricia Cox Children's Librarian, Waterford Public Library

"...two wonderful performances on our summer kick-off day. The children were literally shaking with laughter. I appreciated that you combined many book and library references with the magic and mystery. The approximately 350 children and adults at each show greatly enjoyed your performances..." (See the full letter here) --Ann Kriegisch, Children's Services Librarian, Wauwatosa Public Library

--Ann Kriegisch, Children's Services Librarian, Wauwatosa Public Library

Everyone gets involved in the show

Call today and reserve your date for summer.