Weatherford Democrat


June 27, 2011

Ringling Bros. clown to visit library Friday

WEATHERFORD — WEATHERFORD — If you love clowns, then the perfect way to start off the holiday weekend is to visit the Weatherford Public Library.

The library is hosting Kelly the Clown, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ambassador of laughter, at 10:15 a.m. Friday.

Kelly has a special treat for young patrons: a circus story time that encourages children to read, learn, dream and discover a new world of fun and excitement.

This program is made possible through the generosity of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Reading with Ringling program and the Weatherford Public Library.

Thanks to this program, the library will be able to provide avid readers with an opportunity to visit Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus when it presents Barnum’s Funundrum, commemorating 200 years of P.T. Barnum’s circus.

The troupe will perform at the American Airlines Center from July 27 through Aug. 7, in Dallas, and at the Fort Worth Convention Center from Aug. 10 through Aug. 14.

Tickets are only available to children aged 2 through 12 who accomplish 25 hours of reading. For those who complete the 20 hours required to earn the big prize of the Summer Reading Club, five more hours is a cinch. Unfortunately, the opportunity is limited, and interested parents and children are urged to contact the library for more details.

These programs are presented by the Weatherford Public Library with the assistance of its many partners. No reservations or fees are required, but if a large group is interested in attending, advanced notice is appreciated. Visit for more information on the events planned for the library.

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