tom_balanceLibraries bring me in when dynamic programming is needed. Because of my ability to adapt my presentation to specific themes I am a popular performer at many libraries time and time again, each visit having a slightly different focus.

Audience participation, laughter, storytelling, and skillful, joyful juggling are the benchmarks of my presentations. Library audiences often include a wide range of ages, which is perfect for me since my wacky sense of humor appeals to toddlers and grandparents at the same time.


Some show choices…

Juggling Rocks

Playing off the 2018 National Theme, this up-tempo juggling show is sure to be a rockin’ good time. Performing with balls, clubs, and a bowling ball, I explore the rhythms of juggling. The audience will get a chance to join in the beat as I bring supplies for everyone to try juggling to the music. It will be a percussive tossing and catching show that will rock the library world.

A Visit from the Space Painter

This is my classic show for libraries. It is filled with skillful, humorous juggling and a generous helping of audience participation. It features crazy ball juggling, plate spinning, and the amazing juggling of small human beings! This show appeals to kids and adults at the same time.

The Human Cannonball’s Last Thought

Based on my book of the same title, this collection of funny circus poems is a beautiful mix of humor and story
. Each poem is a mini story, most with a surprise ending. I mix my juggling in with the poems.  It is a literal favorite!


“You wowed us with your performance. You are a dear man to take the time with children to encourage them to think highly of themselves. The I Can Do It Spirit!”
Sandra Dickey, Batesville Library

“The kids were totally amazed by your juggling and amusing antics. What a great show!”
Em Caskey, St. Bernard Library

“This was the first time for me to see your family show and it was fantastic! Everyone said so. You are great!”
Lisa Hamrick, Grosbeck Library

“I can honestly say that your programs drew the largest attendance and have been the most talked about in the afterglow of a very successful summer program.”
Nancy Smith, Westerville Library