Clowns take reading seriously at the County-City Library

Want to learn what it takes to soar on the flying trapeze or just what goes into those cream pies that the clowns throw? Or maybe learn some fun facts about one of the more than 100 cities the mile-long circus train visits or how to teach your old dog a new trick? Then join David and Cherie Gregg, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Ambassadors of Laughter, for some serious fun on Thursday, May 12 at 4 p.m. at the County-City Library in Sweetwater.They are not class clowns, but are certain to add amusement to a special 30-minute circus storytime, which will encourage children, not only to read, but also to discover, dream and learn. The library event is free and open to the public. For more information on the additional cities and libraries David and Cherie Gregg and the other Ambassadors of Laughter plan to visit, go to and Cherie Gregg will be in town to help kick-off Reading with Ringling Bros.! The library reading program is easy and fun for kids to participate. The best part is that kids can earn a free circus ticket by simply doing their library reading! Children from ages 2-12 simply need to enroll with the librarian, who will give kids everything to start their library reading. Kids will even receive cool bookmarks, clown noses and activity sheets, too! For more information, visit