The Noah and Logan Summer Tour, Part 4: Camden Public Library

Reading my opening presentation at Camden Public Library.

Reading my opening presentation at Camden Public Library.


Showing off Mom's illustrations for "Noah and Logan Learn to Share" at Camden Public Library.

Showing off Mom’s illustrations for “Noah and Logan Learn to Share” at Camden Public Library.

Half the summer is gone already, but the promotional tour for the Noah and Logan series is still going strong.  I hardly notice time passing, though, because I am having a grand time sharing my stories with all of you.  My latest venture was to the Camden Public Library in Camden, NY, a beautiful town which is also home to Mrs. Bates, my former speech teacher and still close friend, who did much to help me learn how to communicate well.  I was pleasantly surprised to see her in the audience for my presentation!

My visit came as part of the Library’s summer reading program; colorful posters with characters having fun reading books were everywhere in the room (My favorite was the poster with a trio of platypuses in exciting action poses; who would have thought marsupials could be so macho?).  The kids in attendance were filling out activity sheets, coloring, speaking with each other about their interests, and even reading books.  I could tell they were all very happy indeed.

When I read my Noah and Logan stories to the group, I walked back and forth in front of my audience, giving all a chance to see the illustrations my mom did for the books; I have come to view her drawings as an essential part of the e-books’ success.  Even though I took many steps as I read my books, I did not feel exhausted at all.  I was having just as much fun with the stories as my audience was!  I also shared my poem, “Autism Awareness” with the group.  This poem always seems to get a very positive reaction from everyone I share it with, and I like seeing the big smiles my poem generates on people’s faces after they hear it.

I also greatly enjoyed the brief question-and-answer session at the end of my presentation.  The audience asked some great questions about my writing and life, and I was glad to supply my perspectives for them.

I would like to thank the Camden Public Library’s librarian, Ms. Linda Frenzel, for giving me this opportunity and for helping to make the event a tremendous success.  It was a great turnout, and I was very happy to share the Noah and Logan series with everyone there.

My next stops on the Noah and Logan summer tour will be the Williamstown Public Library at 2877 County Rte. 17 in Williamstown, NY, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 10:30 A.M. and the Oswego Farmer’s Market at West 1st Street in Oswego, NY, on Thursday, July 23, 2015, from 5:00 – 6:00 PM.  I hope to see you there!  Please stay tuned to this blog, my web site:, and my Facebook pages to learn about other upcoming events on the tour.  Who knows, I might be coming near to you soon!

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3 Responses to “The Noah and Logan Summer Tour, Part 4: Camden Public Library”

  1. Aunt Patti Says:

    Hi Ben! I am so glad you are enjoying your book presentations with the children. I will try to make one of your future readings; unfortunately I can’t make either of them this week because Uncle Mack & I are going to be away on a camping trip. I will watch for your future stops! 🙂
    Also, I am sharing your books and activities with the Director of the Oswego County Head Start program. If she is looking for people to do presentations at the Head Start and/or Phoenix Day Care centers in the fall, would you be interested? The Head Start children are 3-5 year olds, and the Phoenix Day Care children are somewhat older. If you would like, I can give you the Director’s name & phone number. Keep up the good work, Ben! Love, Aunt Patti

  2. Benjamin Kellogg Says:

    Hi Aunt Patti! I hope you and Uncle Mack are having fun camping (and getting good weather where you are). Yes, I would be very interested in presenting my Noah and Logan stories. I bet they would enjoy them. Please do pass along the info! Thanks and much love, Ben

  3. Aunt Patti Says:

    Hi Ben! OK, I am sharing your info with the Director of the Head Start and Phoenix Day Care centers today. I will let you and your Mom know if she is interested in having you present your stories to the children and staff.
    We are leaving tomorrow for our camping trip – looks like the weather is going to be great! Hope you are enjoying the summer! I’ll be in touch with you soon. Love, Aunt Patti

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