Yesterday my friends and I brought our kids to the 2nd Drag Queen Story Time at our local library.
When we arrived there were actual protesters outside. I have never really walked through anything like that. It was so weird. I don’t understand why anyone would stand outside the library to protest something for families. In my opinion, the people protesting could have learned a little something if they came up for story time.
The people who helped organize this event were outside too with their own signs and welcomed everyone into the library.
Once inside we went to the auditorium and there were treats and activities for the kids to do while we waited. Coloring stations and temporary tattoos. There were chairs set up but so many people showed up they needed to add more chairs and kids were sitting on the floor. The place was packed.
The hosts started and the mayor and a senator welcomed everyone. Then the King and Queen came in and read two books. The first was:
My daughter loved this book and I honestly thought it was super cool too.
The next book they read was:
I just thought this book was super cute too. I didn’t honestly hear all of it, but the parts I did hear were adorable.
After reading the books they sang “When you believe” by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston and it was really fun.
I felt the overall theme of love, acceptance, understanding and kindness was very positive.
We honestly had a blast and we are already really looking forward to the next one.
Afterwards, my daughter and I picked out a new book to read and went home.
8 thoughts on “Drag Queen Story time – Review”
I really love that more and more libraries are getting into activities like this. And the fact that there are any people out there who feel the need to protest anything that promotes children learning to love and accept people who don’t look or act just like them while in a perfectly safe environment where they can feel comfortable asking questions about things they may not understand is sickening, honestly.
I totally agree!!
This sounds amazing! I would love to go with my kids. @navigatingbaby
I wish mine did this. Mind you I don’t have a kid but I would so want to go. Sorry about the ignorant fools protesting. They could learn a thing or two about compassion and love from Drag Queens.
What a fabulous idea! Anything that encourages children to read gets my vote!
People will literally protest over anything! Drives me mad, small minded fools x
I love the idea of that event. It’s so important for the kids to make positive experiences and feel a welcoming environment like that.
The protesters outside should have taken a lesson about compassion and acceptance from anyone participating.
This looks like so much fun!!!