The Hansons travel the Midwest from their home in Iowa entertaining
at libraries and schools, about 118 performances each summer. They
have already done 85 shows this summer, traveling for a week at a
time before returning home for a few days of rest and recuperation.
Their performance is good enough to open for national touring acts
such as the Harlem Globetrotters.
While the Hanson family stresses reading during the show, they also
are all about recycling. The operative word in their performance is
Uncover recycling, and
The family’s juggling skills and unicycle stunts are excellent, but
they have a message that goes beyond the happy circus atmosphere
they created in the Lincoln Public Library - explore the world
through reading and keep our world safe and clean by recycling.
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Both Mark and Christa appear in the Guinness Book of World Records,
Mark for his three ball juggling speed and Christa for the giant
paper snowflake she has constructed. “It is so big that there isn’t
a wall in our home town of Kanawha, Iowa, that is large enough to
display it,” she said.
The Lincoln Public Library summer reading program “Read for the Win”
Thursday entertainment continues next week with a science show.
Contact the Youth Services Department at the library for more