Dan Dan the Magic Man, the traveling library magician, is zooming into town this week to help young people blast off into a new dimension of fun, literacy and learning, said Michael Adamyk at the Great Bend Public Library. Dan Dan will bring his unique blend of comedy and magic to the annual Summer Library Program at 10 a.m. Saturday. The library will also be serving free muffins.
Dan Dan’s all-new magic show is a free, 43-minute thrill-ride based on this year’s summer reading theme, “A Universe of Stories.” Through audience participation, Dan Dan the Magic Man (Dan Heath, Great Bend) uses his magical experience of nearly 40 years to bring to life the joys of reading and the fun of learning about space and science. Each summer, he travels the state with his magical children as assistants and a menagerie of live animals.
You never know what surprises will be up Dan Dan’s sleeve when his magic reading show comes to town during his twentieth summer reading tour, Adamyk said. The magically fun performance will thrill children of all ages and entertain their parents as well. As always, Dan Dan’s shows are interactive, so children can help create the magic.
The summer reading program provides local children the opportunity to develop reading skills, share in fun activities, and experience the benefits of the local public library. Studies have shown that children who continue to read during the summer perform better in the fall when school resumes.