Tag: Drag Queen Story Hour

Crowd shows up for ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ meeting at EVPL

EVANSVILLE — Local media reported that a big crowd showed up for an Evansville-Vandeburgh Public Library board meeting about the upcoming “Drag Queen Story Hour.” This city near the southern Illinois border has been debating the story hour with even other county institutions voicing their opinion. From Tri-State Home Page: The board allowed 18 people…

Drag Queen Story Hour in Urbana this Sunday

URBANA — Drag Queen Story Hour is coming back to the Urbana Free Library this Sunday, Jan. 6. From the Facebook event: Drag Queen Story Hour returns! This fun and fabulous all-ages event features local drag performers reading children’s stories and doing crafts. Expect sparkles, glamorous dress-up, and a friendly atmosphere. Drag Queen Story Hour…

Evansville public library: Locals wanted to bring in Drag Queen Story Hour

EVANSVILLE — The Evansville-Vandeburgh Public Library has said they brought in a controversial Drag Queen Story Hour because of patron requests. From the Evansville Courier & Press: As nationwide publicity spread about Drag Queen Story Hour, a literacy initiative that promotes greater cultural understanding and acceptance, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library officials began hearing from local individuals and families asking…

Drag Queen Story Hour in Peoria this weekend

PEORIA — Lit. on Fire Used Books in Peoria will be the host of a Drag Queen Story Hour this weekend. From the Facebook event: Join us on Saturday, December 22nd at 1 pm for our second OFFICIAL Drag Queen Story Hour! Artemisia (or Miss Arty) will lead story hour, and afterwards she will be available…

Drag Queen Story Hour in Bloomington, Nov. 2

BLOOMINGTON — Drag Queen Story Hour comes to Bloomington with Sharon ShareAlike and Ava ShareAlike at Bobzbay on Friday, Nov. 2 From the Facebook event: Bobzbay is proud to host Sharon ShareAlike and Ava ShareAlike for our first ever Drag Queen Story Hour (also known as DQSH). This will be a fun, family friendly event for…

Urbana library hoping to continue Drag Queen Story Hour

URBANA — The Urbana Free Library is looking to continue Drag Queen Story Hour after a successful first time on Friday, July 6. From the Urbana News-Gazette: The first-time event featured two drag queens reading aloud stories about inclusion and acceptance. Library director Celeste Choate said the crowd “literally streamed in” and included people of…