Magician Steve Crawford brings the Magic of Bugs to children in the nine hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System in McClain, Cleveland and Pottawatomie counties. The summer children’s reading program theme is, “Catch the Reading Bug!”

Crawford presents a comedy-filled magic show that includes information about various types of bugs, including insects and spiders.


Magician Steve Crawford brings the Magic of Bugs to children in the nine hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System in McClain, Cleveland and Pottawatomie counties. The summer children’s reading program theme is, “Catch the Reading Bug!”
Crawford presents a comedy-filled magic show that includes information about various types of bugs, including insects and spiders.
Strange and startling things happen in Crawford’s show: a spider repeatedly jumps out of a picture at the magician’s command; he catches lightning bugs from out of the air and teaches the children how and why the bugs light up.
A running gag keeps interrupting the show as the magician chases a noisy fly that “bugs” him, and finally leads Crawford to explain how flies can get away so fast.
The Magic of Bugs will appear at Blanchard Public Library, 300 N. Main, Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. and at Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tecumseh Public Library, 114 N. Broadway, will host Crawford’s show June 5 at 2 p.m. June 24 at 10 a.m. the show begins at the Purcell Public Library, 919 N. Ninth, and at Shawnee Public Library, 101 N. Philadelphia, the same day at 2 p.m.
Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster, will have 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows July 7. July 9, at 10 a.m. Noble Public Library, 204 N. Fifth, will have their program. July 17, McLoud Public Library, 133 N. Main, will have the magic show at 11 a.m.
 The programs are free and open to the public. The Children’s Summer Reading Program is part of a state-wide reading initiative developed by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with funding from Institute of Museum and Library Services and offered with the support of Sonic Inc., America’s Drive In.
Touring programs in the Pioneer Library System are made possible through the support of Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc., and Oklahoma Arts Council.
The Pioneer Library System serves more than 300,000 residents in Cleveland, McClain and Pottawatomie counties.
For more information about any of the Summer Reading Program activities for children, teens, and adults, call or visit your hometown public library or log on to www.justsoyouknow.us.