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Kids in the Museum

Performer's Showcase

Need help deciding which performers to invite to your library? Look no further than the YSS Performer’s Showcase. Every year around November, the Youth Services Subdivision invites various performers recommended by fellow librarians to perform a 15-minute preview of their shows. Performers can also apply to be a part of the show, but only the best and vetted performers are selected. The showcase is emceed by Rick Brammer, who arranged the show prior to YSS and still imparts advice and words of wisdom from his many years involved with the library performer business. The next showcase will be Thursday, Nov 3, 2023 at the Ames Public Library, also available via live-stream and recording. 

How To Attend

In Person or Virtually

2023 Showcase registration is currently TBA, but you can save the date for November 2.

There are three ways to attend or access the Performer’s Showcase:

  1. Sign up for and attend the in-person event. (Early bird access to YSS members!)

  2. Sign up for and attend the concurrent virtual session via Zoom.

  3. Wait for the live event to be over and then view the VOD when it is posted to Youtube. 


Attending the showcase live allows you to not only connect with the performers but with fellow librarians. Many performers will reduce travel costs if libraries geographically close book shows for the same day.

Previous Showcases:


Performer’s Showcase 2022

Performer’s Showcase 2021

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