One of the favorite memories of so many of Duluth’s residents is of Kaleidoscope: the magical summer children’s programs offered for free on the outdoor stage at the library.

Magicians, singers, acrobats, and other talented performers dazzle children sitting on chairs and blankets and feeling the warmth of a summer day. In the course of beguiling the kids with astonishing acts, performers remind children that they can learn to do these things, too, and more, by checking out books. And for a little while, the impossible becomes a little more possible, and new, creative ideas are sparked in a child’s mind. It all happens at the library.

Part of Kaleidoscope is the joy of watching the performance. The other, equally important part, it going into the library to check out books before or after the performance!

Every Tuesday morning and afternoon, for several weeks in the summer, Kaleidoscope brings the magic of learning to children. Foundation donors help make it happen.