Highly animated "Mrs. Kate" has performed her original folk music
show in over 151 libraries throughout the USA. Children of all
ages and their parents are caught up in her winsome, character-
building extravaganza. Using puppetry, unusual instruments and
riveting storytelling, she interacts with her audience in creative
and unforgettable ways. Promoting family togetherness
singing along before you can say Hug-a-Bug-a-Boo!
Mrs. Kate completed her first National Tour in 2019/2020. Her theme is "Showtime at the Library." Mrs. Kate presents a rollicking, funny, audience-interactive show that will have your children and families singing along and getting excited about reading. Mrs. Kate inspires children to practice kind behavior. She motivates kids to limit their screen time, get outside and exercise. Mrs. Kate's show is unforgettable. Book early to secure your date!
QUOTES FROM LIBRARIANS
"Mrs. Kate brought many smiles and lots of laughter to the Buda Public Library where she presented a fun and engaging family-centered program while on her first ever cross country tour. Her talent as a singer/songwriter, along with her boundless energy kept the audience movin’ & groovin’!"
Martha Sanders, Buda, TX Public Library
"Mrs. Kate was SUPERB! SPECTACULAR! RIVETING! SPELLBINDING! ENERGETIC! ENLIGHTENING! ENTERTAINING! PASSIONATE! FUNNY! And just plain FUN - An absolute, unequivocal "Crowd Pleaser." Kids and Adults alike were truly mesmerized by her "From the Rainforest to the Swamp" performance. I for one, found myself sitting there, acting silly, mimicking whatever she asked the audience to do. I also found myself wondering what's she going to do next? We all found ourselves swept up in her antics - songs, tales, games and fun-filled interactive learning experiences and activities. Mrs. Kate was FABULOUS!"
Betty B. Frederick, St. Johns County Library System, St. Augustine, FL
"We loved having you get our summer off to a fun and healthy start with your energetic and interactive program. It was the best workout I have had in some time! I loved how you incorporated all the children and some willing parents into the show. It was really fun to see how proud the children were when they were engaged in the show and I especially liked how so many of them were confident enough to sing and talk into the microphone. You did a great job communicating with the group and making everyone feel welcome."
Jodie Patterson, Tower Road Branch LIbrary, Gainesville, FL
"The children were entirely caught up in your high-energy, original and educational presentation. The great deal of well-planned audience participation could have been one of the main reasons that the students got so much out of the experience. We all loved the bi-lingual aspects of the show, and your very humorous songs were outstanding."
Sherry Durham, Youth Librarian, Central Ridge Library, Beverly Hills, FL
"Thank you so much for coming to the Mims/Scottsmoor Public Library. We all had such a great time! You make learning such fun! Your wonderful songs, stories and puppets fascinated everyone, from the very young, to the not so young."
Sandy Chafin, Mims-Scottsmoor Public Library, FL
"Your interaction with the audience instantly created a festive mood that continued throughout the 3 performances. Your summer programs consistently reflect the FLYP theme. Your songs contain a warm and positive message, whether it is about picking up trash or receiving lots of hugs and kisses at family get-togethers. It is understandable why you have faithful fans and immediately win over first timers. We truly appreciate your showmanship. Once again, you've entertained both children and adults of Flagler County with your heartwarming stories and songs about love of Florida and family. We extend our many thanks and look forward to seeing you next year."
Theresa Owen, Stephanie Abrantes, Erica Catenacci-Haug, Flagler County Library
"We enjoyed your visit so much! Our young audience and their parents loved your toe-tapping, finger-snapping presentation. Our junior volunteers loved the chance to be your backup group. Thank you for involving them in the action. What a positive, jolly afternoon of fun. It's refreshing to see such an unusual blend of reading promotion, fun Florida facts, and pure rollicking entertainment. Encore! Encore!!
Mimi Hall, Children's Librarian, New Smyrna Beach Regional Library
On behalf of the St. Lucie County Library System, I would like to thank you for a most enjoyable and entertaining afternoon. We were without a doubt blessed by your professional performance. The most gratifying aspect of working with children is seeing their enthusiasm and joy when the participate along with the performer singing, dancing and laughing. We especially liked the song you composed using our summer theme "Read Around Florida." Your "Hug-a-Bug-a-Boo" was a great ending to a wonderful program. Young and old were buzzing with enthusiasm as they left that day."
Veronica Lacopurra, Childrens' Librarian, Port St. Lucie
"What a wonderful performance! You warmed everyone with your enthusiasm and love for what you do. I'm so thankful that you were able to share at our library. It was just terrific. We had a nice group of families and everyone enjoyed it. I was so happy that we had some older people attend also. They enjoyed the fun as much as the children."
Sheila Kaufer, Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library, Venice, FL
"Barely a day since you stormed into the Ormond Beach Public Library and the accolades are pouring in. I love Florida, as you do, and find you can really get through to a crowd with music and interaction. With fun and creative verse and jive melody, you have taught our young patrons about the drip-dry anhinga, creatures of the swamp and our fragile ecology. With the beautiful sound of the rain stick and the roar of thunder from outside the window, we all sang your lilting song of the rain. Long after you packed up and left, one could hear "Hug-a-Bug-a-Boo" being sung, whistled and hummed throughout the library - a pretty nice reminder of Mrs. Kate Carpenter, folksinger, songwriter & storyteller."
Dorothy Davis, Librarian, Ormond Beach Public Library
"The children were really involved in her show -- singing, making hand motions, and learning listening skills; the most wonderful thing about it--they were all smiling! The adults were involved as much as the kids; we all had a delightful experience. We were indoors, but the walls seemed to "fade away" and outdoors was called to mind as we all listened to such songs as "Florida Rain," and "Livin' in Okefenokee." I would heartily recommend Mrs. Kate Carpenter for any program that you are planning."
Jean Caldwell, Head, Children's Department, DeBary Library, FL
"On behalf of the Putnam County Library System I would like to thank you for the five dynamic performances you presented as part of our summer library program, "Read Around Florida." Your stories and songs reflected a true appreciation for Florida and contained images that were familiar and friendly to the children. Each performance was held in high esteem by the children, adults, and library staff in attendance. The feedback which I received was so favorable that I would like to have you return to Putnam County to entertain us again soon.
Belinda Delzell, Children's Librarian, Palatka Public Library, FL
"You were one of those special performers who could capture not only our older children, but our preschoolers as well. the messages in your songs were both inspiring and very appropriate,. We especially liked the one using our summer theme Start @ the Library & Go Anywhere."
Nick Burke, Union County Public Library, Lake Butler, FL
"It was interesting to see how the audience grew as you performed. By the time you sang Hug-a-Bug-a-Boo, a large crowd had gathered, and all were eager to dance, have fun, and learn about the benefits of hugs. Crack a Book was a great song to perform in a library setting and was a favorite of the staff whose job it is to promote reading. I am looking forward to working with you again."
Theresa Owen, Children's Coordinator, Flagler County Public Library, Palm Coast, FL
"Kate wonderfully entertained our audience of young people, ages six and up. Her enthusiasm was infectious! Besides storytelling, Kate combines her imaginative themes with unique music. Kate not only entertains you, she also educates and inspires you."
Paul M. Stella, Youth Librarian, Jacksonville Public Libraries, Brown Eastside Branch
"Thank you so much for performing at our "International Migratory Bird Day!" The enthusiasm you exude in your performance is truly infectious, and attendees were raving for days about your performance. With such an incredible turnout and with such high praise for the performance of the Florida folksinger, not to mention our own enjoyment, we look forward to having you back!"
Alyssa Gilbert and Beth Joiner, Youth Services, SE Branch Library, St. Augustine, FL
"Mrs. Kate is an enthusiastic and musical library promoter! Her songs and audience participation had our eyes, ears, and hearts rocking! All ages had fun with her colorful and educational program. Many of the songs that she sings and instruments that she uses in her program are available for purchase. We remember her programs and try to have her perform each time she's in our area."
Joanne Lize, Youth Supervisor, Venice Public Library (FL)
"I just attended Mrs. Kate's show at the Englewood Library. "Mrs. Kate" really does a great job! I don't know who had more fun--the kids or the grown ups. If you have children that need to be motivated on the positive side, her songs can really help. If you are ever near a concert that she is doing, do yourself a favor and stop by for an hour or so and be blessed. I would endorse this lady's talent anywhere."
Nashville Joe, from the Broadjam.com Music Community
"I can't stop thinking about your music because my boys keep singing your songs and we have only heard them once at the Ormond Library this summer. When my 5 year old hears something he likes, he remembers it and sings it all the time."
Allison Stanton, Ormond Beach, FL
"Ormond Beach Library welcomed "Mrs. Kate" Carpenter, Florida Family Folk Musician, singing and smiling to a full house. Her "Whale of a Wonderful World" program entertained everyone with a number of her original upbeat and positive songs, with the assistance of many children who participated with the music. Some of the songs she sang included "I Think I Can", "S-M-I-L-E", "Hug-a-bug-a-boo", "Let's Exercise!" and "Habit the Rabbit". Her "Whale of a Wonderful World" program entertained everyone with a number of her original upbeat and positive songs, with the assistance of many children who participated with the music. Some of the songs she sang included "I Think I Can", "S-M-I-L-E", "Hugabugaboo", "Let's Exercise!" and "Habit the Rabbit". Susan Perry, Youth Services, Ormond Beach Regional Library