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Staunton Puppet Show Honored by State Library Association

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A children's puppet show in the Shenandoah Valley is getting state recognition.

Just last fall, the Staunton Public Library introduced “Sunshine Stories,” familiar children’s stories rewritten to make them unique.  "Sunshine Stories" was named an "Outstanding Program for Children" by the Virginia Public Library Directors Association.

The show’s writer, Diana Black, says the goal is to promote theater and cultural literacy to young children.

“We wanted to see kids getting familiarized with some of the most classic unforgettable tales like the Three Little Pigs, tales like the Bremen Town Musicians. We wanted them to get to know those tales early and be able to enjoy lots of different versions of them,” Black said.

The professional puppet house used in “Sunshine Stories” is a memorial to a little girl who loved the library, especially the puppets.

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