The Greenville Public Library is very happy to host nationally known children’s musician and author Jim Gill at Family Fun Day Wednesday July 25th. Jim has released six award-winning CDs of music & play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms, playrooms – and our storytimes! His musical recordings and picture books have received honors and awards from, among other organizations, the American Library Association.
Jim is also a child development specialist. He completed his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason each of Jim’s recordings and books is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult.
Jim travels throughout the country speaking to early childhood educators about the role of play in children’s lives, as well as leading family concerts with his banjo. Anyone who has experienced one of his concerts knows that rather than performing for children and parents, Jim leads them to sing and play together.
As always the program starts at 11:00 on the Library lawn. In case of bad weather we meet at the First Congregational Christian Church Activity Building on Fifth Street. Since this is the last Family Fun Day of the season and the conclusion of the Summer Reading, drawings for prizes will take place. The Grand Prizes are a bicycle and four tickets to King’s Island!
The Library wishes to thank Darke Rural Electric for their very generous donation which made this special program possible. Darke Rural Electric Cooperative is a non-profit, member-owned electric distribution system serving the energy needs of 5,067 homes and businesses in three counties in west central Ohio. Their community minded activities include awarding scholarships, the Youth Tour essay contest, and various other sponsorships. They were major donors to the Library’s Capital Campaign in 2005.