Bethlehem, NC – Sharon Clarke, “The Story Lady” is scheduled to appear at the Alexander County Library, Bethlehem Branch on Tuesday, July 12, at 5:00 pm.  She will entertain with her unique blend of music and storytelling.  Her visit is being sponsored by the Bethlehem Friends of the Library, as a part of the library’s ongoing Summer Reading Program.  There is no charge for the event.  Refreshments will be served.

Sharon Clarke, also known as “The Storytelling Troubadour” is a mother, grandmother, storyteller, songwriter, entertainer and educator.  She has been entertaining audiences of all ages throughout the southeast for over 15 years.

She worked in early childhood education and in Youth Services Programming for the Public Library System before venturing out into storytelling full time.  She is a member of the North Carolina Storytellers Guild, The National Storytelling Network and is the owner/director of Mini-Minstrels Music for Kids.

The “Story Lady” performs at preschools, libraries, elementary schools, day cares, summer camps, festivals, bookstores, picnics, churches, birthday parties.  She brings with her a variety of instruments, props and sometimes puppets to actively involve the audience in each performance.

The Alexander County Library, Bethlehem Branch is located at 45 Rink Dam Road in Bethlehem.   For further information about this storytelling event, contact the Branch office at 828-495-8753.