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Posted on: August 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Downtown Story Day Returns August 27

A little girl sits on a bench next to a Downtown Story Day sign

August 19, 2022 - On Saturday, August 27 from 12 – 4 p.m., families will ‘step right up’ in Downtown Midland to visit their favorite stores and restaurants and hear stories about circus life during the annual Downtown Story Day event. Participating businesses will create a cozy space for a volunteer to perform a “dramatic” reading of a children’s circus themed picture book carefully selected by librarians at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library. 

Throughout the duration of the event, circus themed entertainment such as a balloon twister, face painters, and a strolling juggler will be provided. Guests are also invited to enjoy a complimentary small bag of popcorn from Pop-Pop’s Gourmet Treats trailer. Fancy Dogs Hot Dog Cart will also be in Downtown Midland serving hot dogs and cotton candy for purchase. 

Downtown Story Day participating locations and stories include: 

Ace Hardware & Sports - Fearless Mirabelle and Meg
Craft Hemp Company - Skippy Jon Jones Cirque de Ole
Go Great Lakes Bay Visitors Center - Extraordinary Jane
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library - Olivia Saves the Circus
Health Hut - The Secret Circus
Heather ‘n Holly - Zebra on the Go
Imagine That! - Circus Parade
Joyful Tantrum - If I Ran the Circus
Midland First United Methodist Church - Clifford at the Circus
Pizza Sam’s / Chippewa Nature Center - Circus Bird
Riverside Place Senior Living - The Circus Ship
Ways to Wellness - Dumbo 

A full reading schedule for each story is available at

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