Adam Swartz Puppets to present “Heroes on Hand” at public libraries as part of this year’s summer reading program!

The Public Libraries in Lancaster County are pleased to announce that they will be hosting special puppet shows entitled, “Heroes on Hand” by Adam Swartz Puppets as part of this year’s Summer Reading celebration!  By attending the program, youth and their families will learn what it takes to be a hero (or villain!) since the program emphasizes decision-making and the power of teamwork in a show that’s educational and entertaining for audiences of all ages and sizes.

The “Heroes on Hand” show presented by Adam Swartz and Kathy Morrow, was created especially for this year’s Summer Reading Program theme:  “Every Hero Has a Story!”  These special appearances will start on June 16 and run until July 14.  (See schedule below.)

The program will also feature Comic book-style artwork, original music including a rap battle, and a chance to pledge an oath of professional heroism make for an epic adventure!   This program supports the following PA Core Standards: Speaking and Listening Standards K-5 & 6-12 and also satisfies the PA Forward Basic Literacy component.

About the Performers
Adam Swartz has been traveling the United States since 1999, using his powers of storytelling and puppetry for good. He has a background in performance, multi-media visual art, technical theater, and education. Adam gained much insight and experience training with puppeteers of the Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind Sesame Street. Adam Swartz Puppets creates and performs original, interactive puppet shows to entertain and educate crowds of all ages. The company travels to schools, libraries, camps, art festivals, theaters, and streets to perform puppet shows and present hands-on workshops.

For more information about Adam Swartz Puppets, visit

Adam Swartz Puppet Show Schedule

Tuesday, June 16 at 10:30 am, Lancaster Public Library West – Mountville Branch
Tuesday, June 16 at 6:00 pm, Elizabethtown Public Library, Elizabethtown
Wednesday, June 17 at 10:00 am, Quarryville Library, Quarryville
Wednesday, June 17 at 3:00 pm, Manheim Township Public Library, Lancaster
Tuesday, June 23 at 10:00 am, Columbia Public Library, Columbia
Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30 pm, Strasburg-Heisler Library, Strasburg
Monday, June 29 at 10:30 am, Adamstown Area Library, Adamstown
Monday, June 29 at 6:00 pm, Pequea Valley Public Library, Intercourse

Thursday, July 2 at 10:00 am, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata
Tuesday, July 7 at 10:30 am, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland
Tuesday, July 7 at 3:00 pm, Lancaster Public Library East – Leola Branch, Leola
Wednesday, July 8 at 10:30 am, Salisbury Township Branch Library, Gap
Wednesday, July 8 at 2:00 pm, Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster city
Thursday, July 9 at 10:30 am, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy
Thursday, July 9 at 1:30 pm, Lititz Public Library, Lititz
Wednesday, July 15 at 10:00 am, Manheim Community Library, Manheim
Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00 pm, Moores Memorial Library, Christiana

Please contact library listed to register for program.
For a listing of local libraries, visit

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