Pricing and Booking Information
Here’s how to book the assembly programs that you want and your students will LOVE!
The fees for the presentations are $1,125 for a full-day (3-5 presentations), or $725 for a half day (1-2 presentations). A full day can be split between two schools at no additional charge. That means you could have 2 assemblies at your school in the morning and another school nearby would have 2 assemblies in the afternoon. Each school would pay one half of the full day fee ($562.50 each). This will allow each school to have up to two assemblies. The only caveats are that both schools must book the same program, and on the same day, of course.
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Schools that are more than 100 miles from Calhoun, GA (where I live) are encouraged to book full days, or partner with a nearby school to make up a full day to avoid or decrease mileage charges. Schools that are more than 150 miles from Calhoun are encouraged to book 2 full days of schools or more. Fortunately, this is not very difficult, and we have painless methods of helping you recruit other schools to join in the tour. There are even incentives if you are willing to be the organizer of the tour in your area. Call us and we’ll talk!
In addition, if you are somewhat flexible in your scheduling, we can help you save even more money. Ask about options when you call.
“On a scale of 1 to 5, you are a 10+! You do a great job and the children LOVE you!”
Nancy Bohannon, Children’s Librarian, Northlake Library, Tucker, GA
Afterschool Programs are $350. These events are a single performance given after school dismisses but before 6 pm. Your choice of program may be limited by what program(s) were presented during the day. This option is also limited by where I will be during the day. An afterschool event outside the Atlanta area can only be booked AFTER a full or half-day has been booked on that date in your area, or you will also have to pay mileage (and lodging, if needed).
Evening Programs are a great way to promote book fairs, science night, reward programs, and a guaranteed way to increase parent involvement in the PTA/PTO. However, for maximum impact and effectiveness the program should be scheduled on the same day as a day time program. For schools more than a 90 minute drive from Atlanta, the evening program MUST be on the same day as a daytime program scheduled in your area. Evening programs are $375. The evening program will ALWAYS be different from the program that was presented at your school during the day unless you specifically request otherwise. Ask about our Best Science Night EVER! and Best Family Reading Night EVER! discounts.
Public Library Summer Reading Program shows are $325, with a second, back to back show for only $225 more. And if your library is within 200 miles of Calhoun, you pay no mileage or additional charges. (If you are outside the 200 mile circle, call me to let’s discuss how we can waive all mileage and expenses for you!)
“You are awesome! Very professional – confirmed date and time, arrived ahead of the scheduled time, and the kids really loved it.”
To Book a Program for Your School or Library
First, read through the website and decide which program you want. Keep in mind that all of our educationally significant programs promote reading and library use, and get the kids so excited about reading that they can’t wait to get to the library to check out the books we discuss. Sometimes media specialists call and say they want “the reading show.” Fact is that ALL my shows are reading shows!
Next, you need to decide how many assemblies you will need to get all the students in to see the program. Depending on how the set up at the school is, we can break the students into groups as large as 175 kids if they are sitting on the same level as the presenter (like a gym floor). Any more than this and the kids in the back feel that they can’t see and it is a constant battle to keep them seated. No one gets as much out of the program in these situations. If a differentiated performance area can be provided (such as a stage for the performer, OR risers or tiered seating like bleachers for the kids) then I can handle as many as 800 students at a time.
Now, decide on a date. Check our online calendar to see when we have open dates, or when we may already be in your area. I try to update the schedule every day, but I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the calendar at any given moment.
At this point, e-mail or call 770-315-3339 with your show choice, date, and number of assemblies needed, and we’ll get things rolling. If I am not able to answer the phone, leave a message and you will hear from me within 24 hours.
After we book the assemblies (and any other schools in your area) we will e-mail a packet of information that includes a confirmation letter, invoice, promotional materials, a bibliography of the books used in the program, a vocabulary list, and a sheet outlining how you can get the most from our visit. What you will NOT get are surprises, difficult riders, or lengthy contracts with silly demands.
For years, it has been my goal to be the EASIEST author visit you will ever bring to your school. Check out some of the testimonials on the website to see what other schools and libraries have had to say about the programs we offer and you’ll understand why so many schools invite me back, time after time.