189 performances makes a record year for Story Squad!

Four years ago, when Story Squad first began keeping track of the performances we offered, we counted 6 different venues.  This year we had 25!  Two of those were weekly performances at area schools (Estes Hills Elementary School in Chapel Hill and Clue Boulevard Humanities Magnet in Durham), where we did multiple performances in 1st grade classrooms each week.

So, we just did the math, and the result is that Story Squad gave 189 storytelling performances from August 2014 to July 2015.

We’re deeply proud of that number and the growth it represents, as we feel it shows the value people see in storytelling as a way to literacy and enchantment….and, of course, it’s fun, too!


Johnston County (NC) “Tour”

We just finished our first multiple-library tour of Johnston County libraries yesterday, with visits to the Selma Public Library, then on to the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, The Princeton Public Library (housed within the Princeton High School), and finally to the Kenly Public Library.  We had a wonderful time sharing world folktales at each of these Story Stops and want to thank Emily Childress-Campbell, the Head of Youth Services at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, for organizing our first “tour.”