February 25, 2012 (La Mesa) -- One of the nation's leading performers in the storytelling revival, David Novak, will be hosting a free family performance at the La Mesa Library, 8074 Allison Ave. The event will take place on Saturday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m. and is sponsored by Young Audiences and is offered in celebration of Read Across America, the National Education Association's annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading.
Novak is often featured at the National Storytelling Festival and on concert stages across the country, and was recently the Master Storyteller for The Disney Institute at Walt Disney World in Florida. Recipient of the 2002 Circle of Excellence award from the National Storytelling Network, Smithsonian Magazine describes him as "a gifted teller who enhances his stories with a bag of tricks. His fluid voice can become a dozen different characters."
"Storytelling is a great way to unite people from diverse backgrounds," said Branch Manager Liz Hildreth. "David Novak is very popular in the storytelling arena and he is sure to inspire children and adults alike."