September marks the beginning of our storytelling season. We're making plans and looking for spooky stories, getting ready for the flurry of activity around Halloween.
This is also when the public library resumes regular preschool storytimes.
Storytellers use books and props and flannelboards
and puppets to enhance the listening experience
and introduce young audiences to story appreciation.
The Bloomington Storytellers' Guild was formed in 1974 to help keep the ancient tradition of oral storytelling alive. In addition to being a means for sharing classic folk and fairytales of our times (and times past), storytelling encourages use of the imagination, listening skills, and an interest in reading.
Members of the Guild meet about once a month to share new stories and plan storytelling events. Membership is open to anyone with a love for stories, a desire to tell them -- and ten bucks for the registration fee.