Catch the Magic. Read.

We encourage young people to become lifelong readers
and motivate all readers to find and read what interests and inspires them.

Catch the Magic. Read. with The Fishin' Magicians.Magic happens when anyone opens a book.
Fiction and nonfiction books come to life in our show using magic, puppets and humor.
When asked how to do a trick, The Fishin’ Magicians suggest,
“Go check out a book from the library.”
Watch books about magic and many other subjects illustrated
in the program fly off the shelves at the library, school or home.

Libraries – Our reading program has been a part of library
programming especially summer reading programs.
We adapt and create a show to fit the annual theme.
2019 – Magic That’s Out of This World!
Go on an outer space adventure where planets and stars
appear and disappear. See a magical chimpanzee puppet perform
tricks and hear it reminisce about when chimps traveled into space.
Join The Fishin’ Magicians for magic and comedy
that’s out of this world!
Schools – Schools have included our program during assemblies,
book fairs, parents’ nights and motivational programs
prior to and after testing.
Home –  Families may need to get another bookshelf
or find space for more books and other reading materials
after our program.

Need a book reviewed? Ask our popular puppet book reviewer
Goofy Gator to rate the page-turning quality of your selections.
This comical gator gathers fans of all ages when
he appears in shows.  

Read Steve’s story about how to learn magic from a library.
Read Amy’s story about how to spend your summer vacation.

The Fishin' Magicians fill their shelves with magic books.Some of the Libraries That Have Hosted
Catch the Magic. Read.

Mid-Continent Public Libraries
Barry-Lawrence Regional Library
St. Louis County Libraries
Springfield-Greene County Libraries
Christian County Library
Antioch Branch Library
Arnold Library
Blue Springs Library
Bridgeton Trails Library
Dadeville Library
Kirkwood Library
Cassville Library
Independence Public Library
Liberty Public Library
Lone Jack Library
Nature Bridge Library
Neosho Library
Oak Bend Library
Parkville Library
Raytown Library
Samuel Sachs Library
Seneca Library
Sikeston Library
O’Fallon Library – IL
Fairview Heights Library – IL
Fayetteville Library – AR