Barbara Effron / Storytime Express

Phone: 703-323-1783

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     Let your imagination travel to faraway places (or right around the corner) with stories and music.Barbara Effron's energetic storytelling programs combine folk, traditional, and modern tales with songs and audience participation.

     Since 1983, Barbara Effron has delighted children and adults in metropolitan Washington with her enchanting tales and musical stories. She has performed at schools, libraries, synagogues, birthday parties, festivals, the Kennedy Center, the White House, the Smithsonian, and Busch Gardens.

     Barbara has an extensive repertoire of holiday and seasonal programs, as well as more than 100 special themes and custom designed programs. With her energetic delivery and enthusiasm, Barbara captures the imagination and takes the audience on journeys to far-flung places and fascinating people. Her passion for storytelling is enhanced with music and audience participation. Her engaging and educational programs reflect her background as a teacher and children's librarian.

     Barbara designs programs for all ages for a wide variety of interests - with themes that include multicultural folk and fairy tales, Jewish folk tales, and new stories from around the world. Her programs, which last from 30 minutes to an hour, feature puppets, storyboards, and a variety of other visuals that embrace the audience. Your class or group can "write your own ticket."

     Barbara also offers workshops for teachers, students, parents, librarians, and others who want to develop storytelling skills. Barbara's workshops can be specially designed for in-service programs or to meet special needs.

     Contact Barbara to book your group on a journey with the magic of storytelling.