Family artist visits Boyne District Library during National Library Week

Kevin Kammeraad, children’s author, illustrator, musician, and puppeteer will visit Boyne District Library during National Library Week on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. with his interactive presentation and performance.

Kevin Kammeraad, children’s author, illustrator, musician, and puppeteer will visit Boyne District Library during National Library Week on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. with his interactive presentation and performance.

The winners of the library’s National Library Week Bookmark Contest will be announced at the start of the program. Children submitted entries in three ages groups (K-1, 2-3 and 4-5), and a winner from each age group will be announced.

“The winners will have their artwork on display for a whole year, as these will be the library’s official bookmarks for the year,” said Monica Kroondyk, children’s librarian. “We had so many great entries, it was difficult to choose just three.”

Kammeraad is an award-winning artist who performs regularly in Michigan and throughout the midwest, visiting schools, libraries, festivals and conferences. His programs are dynamic, age appropriate, educational, and simply downright fun. Through puppetry, music, poetry, audience participation, multimedia, and humor, Kevin captivates people of all ages.

“Kevin has visited the library before, and was such a hit that we’ve invited him back,” said Kroondyk. “He keeps everyone on their feet and encourages children to use their imagination. What a treat!”

Kammeraad is the author and illustrator of “The Tomato Collection” and “I Remember.”  He is the co-author of “This is a Square” and “A Curious Glimpse of Michigan” (a 2006 Great Lakes’ Great Books award nominee). His newest CD, “The Monkeys Go Marching (Simple Songs You Can Play Around With)” is a 2012 Parents’ Choice FunStuff Award Winner. For more about his work, visit www.kevinkammeraad.com.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 231-582-7861 or www.boynelibrary.org.