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Summer Reading Programs

In keeping with his tradition of building a fun-filled show for your young readers, once again comedy magician Doug Anderson is following the 2018 Summer Library Slogan theme of Music and building a Music Magic Show for "Libraries Rock".

Your young visitors will yell, laugh and squeal with delight while Doug shares in an entertaining way the difference between "noise" and "music". They will beam with pride as they star in the show's grand finale of your libraries "all children band!" Doug will entertain and entice, mystify and motivate during his 45-minute show filled with special effects and music.

In 2018 Doug is bringing back the children favorite Steampunk character "Doc Rogers". From drums to shakers, from diy guitars and frogs, the immersive, interactive style of Doug Anderson as Doc Rogers is guaranteed to be a hit with your kids.

Doug's shows are always self-contained including a backdrop, sound system and all the effects and surprises for his show. This makes it easy for you to book him for your library. Dates are being accepted now so please hurry and call to reserve your preferred date & time. Discounts for multiple shows within 30 minutes' drive on the same day, or multiple shows at your library on the same day! Call now! 918-791-5662


You can request Doug by following this link to his online form: We Want Doug!


Scenes from 2017: "Build a Better World"


Every Hero Has a Story ~ 2015

Professional Comedy Magician Doug Anderson brings over 40 years worth of experience entertaining in "real-world" conditions on 5-star cruise ships all over the world, including 5 years as resident magician onboard Premier Cruise Line (formerly the official cruise line of Walt Disney World) and onboard Disney cruises. He entertained 30-600 children at a time as well as provided his family-friendly (always!) show for the adults and their kids.

He brings this wealth of experience to educate, motivate and entertain your young readers to make return visits to your library to look up the fun stuff he shares in his 45-minute Summer Reading Programs. He takes the time, effort and expense to theme his shows to the current Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) theme (i.e. "Dream Big: Read" and "Fizz, Boom... READ" and his new show for 2015 "Every Hero has a Story".)

Doug will be returning as Doc Rogers: the Mind Bender. Part-time conjuror, part-time scientist, part-time educator and motivator, full-time Steampunk! Entertaining with mystifying magic, silly fun and poignant reminders of who our heroes really are, and a whole lot more! Doc Rogers' suggested reading bookmarks will have your young readers scrambling to check out books on historical heroes, national heroes, sports heroes and even heroes from your own library hometown!


The "Charminator" featured prominently in the 2014 Summer Reading Program "Fizz, Boom... Read!"
It taught children about air pressure, unexpected results in scientific experiments and, importantly,
they had lots and lots of fun participating! Click to play and listen to the squeals of laughter!


Kudos for our Shows!

“Doug Anderson's performance was outstanding! We had a variety of ages attend the show and they were all amazed by his illusions. I was very impressed with his props and costume that matched the year's theme. The show went so well, we immediately booked him for another performance for the next year's summer reading program!”

Holly Fipps, Children’s Librarian – Haynie Public Library, Praugue, OK


“Doug, the kids loved the show you put on last year! I loved how you treated the children (we had one performer who talked down to them constantly), and your set and props were wonderful! I think we had a few parents comment on how much they liked the show, and I personally saw so many kids really enjoying themselves as you performed. I'm glad we've already booked you for June 24th for the 2015 Summer Reading Program!”

Priscilla Wenzel – Children’s Librarian - Miami Public Library, Miami, OK


“Doc Rogers’ ability to entertain and mesmerize an audience is outstanding.  He engages his audience and keeps them on the edge of their seats!  He has great interaction with the kids before the show, increasing their interest and participation.  We always love his shows and can’t wait to see what he will do next year!”

Michelle Miller, Library Director Jay C. Byers Memorial Library, Cleveland, OK

 

“I had wonderful reviews from everyone who got to enjoy your show.  I had numerous requests for you to come back.  Everyone thought you did a super job of teaching science in an exciting way.  I have bragged about you to other librarians right & left, even though it may keep you from being available when my performance days are open. LOL!”

Heather Cameron, Children's Coordinator - Wagoner City Public Library, Wagoner, OK