Magic of Reading - Camps

Reading Summer Camp Show

Highlight the fun of reading and encourage campers to explore the library.

Virtual/Online Option Available!

Age Range

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The Magic of Reading is also available online with a Live-stream via YouTube and a Zoom Meet and Greet following. It is designed to tickle the imagination, highlight the fun of reading, and encourage children to explore reading and books. This virtual elementary reading school assembly will inspire your students to open a book and start reading!

• YouTube Live Streamed performance with Zoom Q&A Following
• Up to 300 students on Live Stream
• Up to 100 students with Q&A following
• Please divide large schools of students into split grades, ex. K-2, 3-5, so the presenter may target content and delivery to the appropriate age group

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Summer Reading Camp Show 

The Magic of Reading with Brian Richards is designed to tickle the imagination, highlight the fun of reading, and encourage children to explore the library.This reading camp show will inspire your campers to open a book and start reading!

Every Summer, The Magic of Reading is tailored to fit with the national library summer reading program theme.  This year, Brian has customized The Magic of Reading program theme to include "Be A Rockstar and READ!"

Featuring magic, comedy, audience participation, storytelling, and educational fun; The Magic of Reading is a hit with everyone!  Camp Staff, Librarians, Teachers, PTA Presidents, Principals, Students, and Parents have and continue to give amazing reviews for this program. 

The Magic of Reading is perfect any time of the summer, but it is especially appropriate when tied in with Summer Reading Clubs, Summer Reading Programs and more.

Magic of Reading School Assembly Set-up Datasheet

Audience:  PreK-6    Capacity:  400
Presentation Time: 45 minutes                   
Set-Up Time: 45 minutes. Please ensure performance space is clear and empty of classes during set-up time.               
Take-Down Time: 30 minutes

Presentation Area:  Brightly lit performance space; minimum area of 8 ft. x 14 ft. Performance space can be stage or floor-level; floor level is preferred. If performance space is floor level, please seat students on the floor and not in chairs. If the performance area is a stage please make sure there are stairs for easy volunteer access to the performance area.

Assembly Requirements: Depending on your location, you may be asked to provide a PA system with RCA-jack input. 

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The perfect show for your reading school assembly!

The Magic Of Reading has and continues to receive rave reviews from librarians, teachers, PTA presidents, principals, students, and parents. 

Audience participation reinforces creative strategies to ensure good reading habits.

The show is designed to tickle the imagination, highlight the fun of reading, and encourage children to explore the library. Featuring magic, comedy, audience participation, story telling, and educational fun; this show is guaranteed to be a hit. 

They may laugh and be fooled by his tricks, but your school WILL get excited about reading!

The show is perfect any time of the year, but it is especially appropriate when tied in with National Library Week (April), Children’s Book Week, Read-Across America (March), Summer Reading Clubs, and more. 

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  • It was great show. The kids were very engaged and loved every moment of it!
    Sasha Joseph - Camp Director
    Abington YMCA
    Abington, PA

  • From the moment we first spoke to your show coordinator, we jut knew this was the program for us!!! Everyone was so kind and helpful as we booked this great show! When Brian Richards came to our school he was professional, organized, and friendly. Once the performance began Mr. Richards was absolutely ASTONISHING!! He held the attention of our 350 kindergarten thru 5th grade students the entire time! He was funny, energetic, and best of all AMAZINGLY entertaining! We will certainly recommend him and this company to others and would LOVE to book one of your other shows for our school in the future. Thank you for making the final activity of our Read Across America day such a SUCCESS!!!
    Merisa Rosa
    Colonial Road School
    Franklin Lakes, NJ

  • Not only was the entire audience laughing from the start but so was my daughter, who is 5. There were moments, and there was a lot, where I was laughing out loud too!
    Katherine Miller - PTSA Vice President
    Dover ES
    Dover Plains, NY

  • This was an AWESOME presentation! Our students are still talking about it a week later! We appreciated the wonderful message of the importance of reading,  mixed with great magic. The children were mesmerized from the minute Brian began and he kept them captivated until the very end. It was wonderful to hear the students laughing, see their faces light up with smiles, and to witness some students participate with Brian up front. We loved this assembly and hope to have another one next year! Thanks, Brian for bringing such a great program.
    Lori Hale
    Lincoln Primary
    Pendleton, OR