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 information.