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magicman1
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Can someone that is doing Library Shows start me in the right direction as far as what to include on a flyer?

I'm on Long Island and this is my first year doing Birthday party's and day care centers and doing ok with it.

Just want to start branching out.

I comprised a list of library's in the area and want to put a flyer together.
I know I probably missed the fall budget already but you never know.
As always, appreciated,
Don
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I would first put together a show based on the yearly theme, then design a flyer based on that. 2011 theme is about reading taking you around the world, also offer a pro-reading show with a general theme.
My 2 cents worth. Feel free to contact me via PM
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Thanks Mike. PM'd you

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Who should you address the letters/flyers to? Children's Librarian perhaps? Thanks.

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You first need to find out how your local library system books programs. Some systems do all there bookings through a central system so sending flyer's out to each library would be a waste of time as they wouldn't be able to book you with out certification from the central office.
Some systems have auditions that you have to present your performance before.
I would contact your local librarian and find out how their particular system handles the hiring of entertainers before doing any kind of promotion.
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This is interesting.....

You could gether $7 and go to

http://cgi.ebay.com/7-Magic-Ebooks-7-00-......Domain_0

and get the ebooks. One is about marketing specific shows to libraries...and the writter happens to be in Long Island, so he is your competition. He gives examples of the letters he uses.
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Thanks magicSanta
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Here's a tip. Have a couple ads done (one vertical, one Horizontal) by a professional graphic designer . . . have them leave off details, but just something that looks great . . . ask them for the "authoring" files too - from then on, you will have a fantastic looking ad to start from - even places like OfficeMax will add some text here and there for free if you are nice to them (and its under 15 minutes or so of time) . . . its a great way to be consistent with branding and have great looking ads done very affordably too . . .
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A few years ago I saw a magician lecture about performing magic shows at libraries. I can't remember his name. Maybe someone can supply that.

My own education as a magician started with reading library books from the Bookmobile and then from the main library in Norfolk. One summer I decided for some reason to do a series of magic shows in libraries. Partly to give something back to the institution that got me started as both a magician and illustrator. I used a magic number--793.8--instead of a magic word. I did a trick with a dictionary where I read the mind of a child who selected a page at random and stared at the guide words. Then I gradually revealed the word.

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez
----- Sonny Narvaez
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Looking for a reasonable graphic designer as we speak, sent a PM to Kyle but no answer as of yet

Thanks

Don
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On 2010-08-06 14:09, magicman1 wrote:
Can someone that is doing Library Shows start me in the right direction as far as what to include on a flyer?

I'm on Long Island and this is my first year doing Birthday party's and day care centers and doing ok with it.

Just want to start branching out.

I comprised a list of library's in the area and want to put a flyer together.
I know I probably missed the fall budget already but you never know.
As always, appreciated,
Don

you will need more than a year of doing birthday parties before you tackle libraries
but you have over 1000 posts so who knows..... so here it is......
Describe your show..... tell them the price and send it too the childrens librarian, call to follow up, book show.
done...... send $20 to "Make a Wish".
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