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…

Build A Better Juggler

Playing off the 2017 National Theme, this show builds excitement as it explores all the different ways juggling makes the world a better place.  The world is better with humor, with excitement, with surprise, with art, and with audience participation!  It’s 45 minutes of action-packed fun.

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.  I try to involve everyone who comes to the show, youth and adult alike.

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