Thrive edition January 2015

READiculous brings the library to your school and makes books come alive. We’ll storyact a READiculous amount of books, showing kids how READiculously fun reading books aloud and together can be! READiculous encourages kids to grab their grownup and visit the library, as well as get a library card of their own. We present a 45 minute program geared toward K through 6th graders. And here is something else that is READiculous! Our program is absolutely FREE to Decatur schools! Schedule a READiculous visit by calling 424-2900 ext. 5 or emailing Not a Decatur school, library or group? You can contact us at for availability!



We have been to the majority of all the schools in the city of Decatur and several beyond Macon County! Not to mention we put on a few shows at Decatur Public Library for our Board, Millikin and more importantly for our patrons! We are booking for Spring 2015, and the 2015/2016 school year.  You might not know that we can also perform for preschool children. We have shortened our show to anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes using primarily Elephant and Piggie books with a few more preschool favorites added to the mix!

Our fifth show will be launching in May, 2015! Book now, before our schedule gets full! Did you know… You will now have five shows to choose from. Our first show is characterized by the leading picture book, Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin O’Malley. Our second show’s headliner is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.  The third show includes an introduction to the chapter book series How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. Our most recent, fourth show, begins with Nelly May Has Her Say. So if you have booked us once, you haven’t seen everything yet! Here is a bibliography for each of our shows.

READiculous, JR
READiculous, JR is a reader’s theater/creative dramatics program led by READiculous’ Susan Bishop and Alissa Henkel. READiculous, JR promotes self-expression, critical thinking, creativity and team work through exercises. The program includes theater games, improvisation exercises, characterization techniques, literary interpretation and more! READiculous, JR is for 9-14 year olds with a Decatur Public Library card. Our first class is completed. We hope to offer more READiculous, JR. classes in the future! If you would be interested, make it known at the Children’s Department of the Decatur Public Library or email
or call the Children’s Department at 217-424-2900 Ext. 5.


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READiculous at the 2012 Decatur Celebration
READiculous at the Decatur Public Library 2011 Winter Break




Herald & Review articles:
READiculous Performances Place to Children’s Imaginations  07/11/2015
‘READiculous’ Keeps Kids Laughing through 100 Shows 12/31/14
Library Pair Brings Books To Life For Kids  01/03/2014
‘Dragon’ fires up interest in books through READiculous at library 07/09/2013
Library’s READiculous show encourages youngsters to pickup a book 08/23/2012
Decatur library show is ‘READiculous’ 12/31/2011