Clermont puppeteers make learning fun at free shows

“We really enjoy performing for children and seniors,” said Amy Buskey (Birdie the bird), following a recent free performance of the Hands up! Puppet Troupe.

Buskey and six other employees of the Clermont County Public Library have served as puppeteers for the past 10 years, performing at all 10 library branches, daycare centers, preschools, senior centers, and other venues across the county.

“We have such a good time doing this, and it’s fun and educational for the kids,” added Tracey McCullough (Chris the sheep.) The troupe incorporates early literacy skills like letter and sound recognition into their shows.