first_imgProfessional storyteller Anne Glover will tour the province during July and August, performing at 29 public libraries, from Digby to Liverpool and all the way to Sydney. “We are really lucky to have Anne visiting us from Vancouver Island. She has wowed audiences across Canada and around the world, but it’s her first time in Nova Scotia,” said Angela Reynolds, community engagement co-ordinator with the Annapolis Valley Regional Library. “Ms. Glover has just been awarded the 2016 Storykeeper Award by the Storytellers of Canada for her outstanding work. I think the kids will love her.” The Storyteller Tour is part of the public libraries summer reading campaign, to engage kids with library programs and activities all summer long. The shows are for ages four and up. “I am really excited to be visiting Nova Scotia, meeting people and taking in some of the province’s natural beauty,” said Ms. Glover. “Nova Scotia has a strong storytelling tradition, I am looking forward to taking in some of its rich history and culture.” Storytelling as an art form is both entertaining and acts as an educational tool. Historically, cultures have always told tales as a way of passing down beliefs, history and traditions. Storytelling stimulates children’s imaginations and develops an appreciation of stories and reading. Ms. Glover will also be offering two professional development workshops for library youth services staff. The tour is organized by the Council of Youth Services, which includes youth services staff from all nine public library regions in Nova Scotia, with funding provided by the Nova Scotia Provincial Library, the Department of Communities Culture and Heritage and the Nova Scotia Library Association. More information is available at local public libraries. To find them go to http://library.novascotia.ca/map .last_img read more