Drag and Storytime! Joyful inclusivity for Libraries and the Whole Family is a poster in the 2020 PNLA Virtual Poster Session. We encourage you to engage in discussion by leaving a comment on the page. The author of the poster will respond to comments the week of August 4-7, 2020.
Presenters: Amelia Jenkins & Miss Gigi Monroe
Track: Public Libraries
Drag Queen Storyhours are becoming popular around the country. What are these? Why are people doing them? And how do you host your own? A youth services worker at the Juneau Public Library and a world famous drag queen will share what they have done and answer your burning questions.
About the Presenters:
Amelia Jenkins is a life-long Alaskan. She received her MLIS from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and has worked in academic, state, and Forest Service libraries before finding her home in youth services at the Juneau Public Libraries where she has worked with children of all ages for the past 20 years.
Gigi Monroe: Beginning in Atlanta, then from South Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles, Richmond, VA, and southern Oregon, and all over the country, now based in Juneau, Alaska, it’s been a long, strange, trip…. Gigi absolutely loves her job. It’s the best thing in the world to bring entertainment, joy, and a place to escape to so many people. Thank you to everyone who allows me to show you my heart for a living.