Following a theme of pioneer stories, Linda Hamilton wowed kids at Fincastle Library in the morning as well as at Eagle Rock Library on Wednesday afternoon June 29. Born in Tennessee and currently a resident of Harrisionburg, Hamilton is a professional story teller. She is described by Book VA! “as a master storyteller who uses stories filled with humor, tenderness, and enthusiasm to teach about safety, character education, and love of self. ” Her first story on Wednesday was about pioneer girls on the prairie who listened to what their father told them to do rather than ask “why?” Ultimately, their lives are saved from a prairie fire.
Each week for five weeks the Botetourt Library system sponsors a summer reading program and each week a guest entertainer makes the rounds of the four county libraries. Tuesdays at Blue Ridge Library, Wednesday at Fincastle and Eagle Rock and Thursdays at Buchanan.