Library and School Shows

Karen Climer’s Crazy Balloon Show

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<>Have you had performers come to your library that make your young readers says, "boooorrrrrr-ing"? What about performers that are using your library to fill their summer schedule, but they would rather be performing for adults? Do you have entertainers that talk about the merits of reading, but it doesn’t come across because they themselves don’t like reading? Or entertainers who perform the same tired show each year because they are too lazy to create a new show?

If you are looking for someone who loves reading and knows how to share that excitement with children, you need Karen Climer’s Crazy Balloon Show at your library.

On your mark, get set ... I am developing an all-new 45-minute stage show for 2016 featuring the joy of reading and side-splitting laughter. Karen Climer’s Crazy Balloon Show includes storytelling, magic, comedy, ventriloquism, and the biggest, most amazing balloon sculptures you’ve ever seen. My infectious enthusiasm creates energetic shows that encourage laughter, audience participation, and most importantly, reading. 


Six Powerful Reasons To Book Karen Climer’s Crazy Balloon Showarticle

  1. Interactive Fun- Sports are about participation, and so is my show. The show is interactive with multiple opportunities for children to participate on stage.
  2. Balloons Make Great Photos – The media consistently send photographers to my balloon shows creating great exposure for your library.
  3. Real Books – As an added bonus, I use real books that children know and recognize. These books are brought to life during this 45-minute presentation. You will have books flying off your shelves and see an instant increase in circulation numbers.
  4. Belly-Laughing Fun – Your young readers will be belly-laughing and rolling on the floor. Laughter is a sure-fire way to get the kids in your community interested in books. A ton of side-splitting and age-appropriate humor will keep the audience laughing and having a great time from start to finish.
  5. Hassle-Free Show – My show is entirely self-contained. I bring my own sound system, tables, and everything I need for the show.  You only have to provide the audience. This gives you more time focus on managing the children’s department and helping young patrons use the library.
  6. Proven Track Record So You Can Feel Confident – My years of performing experience means you get a professional-caliber show, which in turn means young readers will associate the library with fun. Every entertainer claims to be good, so how do you really know. The best way to know is based on what other people say. Here are a few comments from parents and librarians that I’ve received from my programs:

audience"This woman is incredible! Her library show was amazing, the kids loved it! Both my girls and boy were totally into the show! She told a story through balloons, and her finale - where she blew up a balloon and climbed inside - had us stunned! I totally recommend her if you are looking for unique entertainment."
-Stephanie, Ocoee, Florida



"Awesome show … An engaging act and a true pro in all aspects ... A class act!"
- Sharon Fiske, Young Adult Coordinator, Flagler County Public Library


big balloon"The show was fun and entertaining ... unique from other performers we’ve had ... The kids loved it and it was definitely something we haven’t seen before ... The kids laughed so loud you could hear them throughout the library. We will definitely book her again."
- Sandy Hutchins, Young Adult Librarian, Leesburg Public Library


"The children loved the program! They were all eager to participate and were engaged throughout the whole show. Not only did the children have a good time, but numerous parents stopped and told me how great it was and how much they loved the show."
- Jackie Mantel, Head of Youth Services, Merritt Island Public Library


"We had over 200 kids and you redirected behavior really well! I wouldn't change a thing."
- Amanda Liebl, Head of Youth Services, Boca Raton Public Library


"Karen's show is rip-roaring fun! Our young patrons adored the exciting balloon tricks and how she seamlessly tied them into her stories."
- Kristy Kilfoyle, Lee County Library System


"Everyone absolutely loved it! I thought it was ingenious! Your show was so clever, funny, engaging, and entertaining ... Pure magic!"
-Jane P. Ferry, Curator of Education, Orlando Museum of Art


"Karen Climer captivated our audience of youngsters with her amazing balloon show! I thought I had seen it all until she climbed into the purple balloon! ... The thing I liked most about the show was how different it was from other shows."
-Lynn Gonzales, Youth Services Librarian, W.T. Bland Public Library


Prepare to have your young patrons laugh during my awesome, one-of-a-kind program. My schedule fills up quickly and I can only accept a certain number of bookings each summer, so please call today.

2016 Summer Library World Tour

showThursday, June 16 at 3:30pm
John H. Dickerson Heritage Library
411 South Keech Street, Daytona Beach, Florida

Thursday, June 23 at 10:30am
Punta Gorda Public Library
424 West Henry Street, Punta Gorda, Florida

Thursday, June 23 at 5:00pm
Englewood Public Library
3450 North Access Road, Englewood, Florida

Thursday, July 7 at 10:30am
Lady Lake Public Library
225 West Guava Street, Lady Lake, Florida

Thursday, July 7 at 2:00pm
W.T. Bland Public Library
Show is at Mount Dora Community Center
520 North Baker Street, Mount Dora, Florida

Friday, July 8 at 12:00noon
New Port Richey Public Library
5939 Main Street, New Port Richey, Florida

Wednesday, July 20 at 10:30am
Lake Helen Public Library
221 North Euclid Avenue, Lake Helen, Florida

Wednesday, July 20 at 2:30pm
Ormond Beach Public Library
30 South Beach Street, Ormond Beach, Florida

Saturday, July 30 at 2:30pm
Sebring Public Library
Show is at Jack Stroup Civic Center
355 West Center Avenue, Sebring, Florida

Lots More Coming Soon . . .

Karen’s Caring School Show

balancing balloonsBullying is becoming more prevalent in our schools. The US Department of Justice suggests many things to reduce bullying in schools. One of these is a whole school approach in elementary schools. What better way to involve the whole school than with an assembly or in-school field trip...

Karen's Caring School Show is a 45-minute presentation geared toward kids in grades VPK-5. Magic, ventriloquism, balloons, and comedy are all combined  in a fast-paced and fun show. My goal with Karen's Caring School Show is to create positive messages and to promote respect for others. Karen's Caring School Show teaches children that they have the power to make a difference at their school and in their community. 

Why magic and balloons? Nothing captures attention more than magic and everybody loves balloons. My tricks are an important part of the program. But this is not magic for entertainment’s sake. My show emphasizes the power of friendship, teamwork, and respect.

The assembly program incorporates student and teacher volunteers. The students love to help and love to see their classmates and teachers on stage. This keeps their attention to ensure the message sinks in.

As with all of my shows, Karen's Caring School Show includes me climbing into the world’s largest balloon. As with everything in the show, this includes an anti-bullying message.

"Karen puts on a wonderful show. She captivates the audience, and brings the children up front to work with her. She has a very unique style of media presentation using balloons as props for her stories ... She can adapt her methods to deliver any kind of message."
- Janet Lewis, Youth Librarian, Umatilla Public Library



"Thank you for coming to our school to do a balloon show. Please come again next year."
- Nick B., third grade


"Thank you so much. The kids really enjoyed the performance."
- Donna Smith, Principal, Lockhart Elementary


"It was wonderful to have you. You really do a great job with your balloons and are very creative. I hope we can count on you for future events at our school."
- Lisa Crump, PTA Member


My schedule fills up quickly and I can only accept a certain number of bookings each school year, so please call today.