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LaChance featured at First Regional Library FINDERS KEEPERS program event

First Regional Library (FRL) is planning to add a little magic to the fun that you can always find at your library.

As part of the FRL Summer Reading Program, the system is presenting “FINDERS KEEPERS”, featuring magic, puppets, fun, and storytelling, an interactive program for children presented by award winning performer, Dorian LaChance.

Dorian and the kids at the library will explore the many adventures that can be had at the library as a part of the Summer Reading Program. Come see this amazing show that encourages kids to read for fun AND learning!

Based in Madison, Mississippi, Dorian LaChance is an educator, comedian, magician, puppeteer and storyteller who travels all over the southeast performing programs that encourage kids to read. He has won numerous awards including the The People’s Choice Award for KIDabra International.

“I believe that reading opens the door to learning about everything else in life. That’s why all my school and library shows encourage reading,” says LaChance, who has been a professional performer since 2009. An avid reader himself, LaChance performs about 200 shows each year in schools and libraries and at special events all over the Southeast.

Dorian will be visiting all 14 branches of the First Regional Library system this summer. All programs are presented free of charge. To find a performance near you, contact your local library or visit

Photo credit: Dorian LaChance