Second Saturdays are for Families: Puppet-palooza!

When we take a stroll through Laguna Gloria, we meet some pretty interesting characters! Miffy Fountain, Looking Up, and White Snow #3 are just a few of the many different personalities we encounter as we explore the artwork on the grounds.

This month we are working with character building masters, Austin Public Library’s Literature Live! team, to help us build the most perfect puppets to add to the fun! We can’t wait to meet your unique little characters!

Also in attendance will be The Austin Public Library’s Bookmobile! With over 1000 pieces of materials onboard, there is sure to be a book or two for you to take home. Don’t forget your library card (or your ID to sign up for one)!

Be sure to stop by Spread & Co. for lunch and snacks!

About Literature Live!
Changing Lives One Story at a Time!

LiteratureLive! invites audiences to suspend their disbelief and imagine what's possible when stories come to life. For over 45 years, LiteratureLive! has impacted so many children and adults with free puppet performances. Over 50 public servants have been a part of LiteratureLive! and this exhibit celebrates their visionary work and creative collaboration. The Austin Public Library honors all the individuals who, over the years, have contributed to LiteratureLive! performances.

About The Austin Public Library’s Bookmobile
The Austin Public Library’s Bookmobile is a 37 foot RV retrofitted with a collection of over 1000 library materials. The Bookmobile can provide library card signups, check items out to patrons, and also provide some programming depending on the needs of the community. The collection on board is an all ages collection from board books for babies to adult books.

To get a library card we will need a valid ID and proof of Austin Full Use residence (if the ID has the current address that is sufficient). For those under 18 they will need someone 18 or older with an ID to cosign with them. If a minor lives or goes to school in Travis county we can issue them a library card even if their address is outside the Austin Full Use boundaries (they will still need a parent or guardian to cosign for them).

About Gabriel Ransenberg
Gabriel Ransenberg has been a Librarian at Austin Public Library for the past 11 years. His first 10 years were as the Youth Librarian at the Windsor Park Branch hosting Storytimes and programming for all the community kids. He also is the puppeteer for the library’s interview show, The Van Show, where his puppet talks to artists about how they became artists.

Last year Gabriel was hired as the Outreach/Bookmobile Librarian for Austin Public Library and now spends his time bringing library resources outside the walls of the buildings and directly into our communities.