Storyteller John Weaver

Legends & Laughter for All Ages

(--on-site, or online!)

About John

Storyteller John Weaver lights up the imagination of adults & children alike, with performances that aim to educate, entertain, enrich & inspire. Goals--depending upon the audience--include: empowering listeners to find the storytellers within themselves; providing a positive, fun family experience; encouraging reading; sharing culture; boosting prediction skills; enhancing phonemic awareness; developing narrative skills; sharing world folklore; increasing vocabulary; enhancing listening skills; heightening creativity; and celebrating literacy for all ages!

John’s energetic, interactive, humor-filled performances aim to capture the attention & imagination of all ages, to educate, and to encourage children & families to continue the adventure at home by reading together.

Storyteller John Weaver is a parent, performer and Early Childhood Educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to ongoing story events and special programs for the Livermore and Menlo Park Libraries, and frequent appearances at Children's Fairyland in Oakland, John performs at schools, libraries, recreation centers, bookstores, assemblies, festivals, family attractions, conferences, museums, corporate events, parent education seminars, camp-outs, and “read-ins.”

John is a contributing author to the book, How to be a Storyteller: Essays and Advice on the Art of Storytelling. John shares his perspectives on sharing the world of story with young audiences and their families in his essay, "How to be a Storyteller for Children."

Partial List of Clients and Venues

Children's Fairyland, Oakland

Hawaii Children's Discovery Center

Waikiki Aquarium

Children's Discovery Museum, San Jose

Fairytale Town, Sacramento

San Jose Museum of Art

Santa Barbara Zoo

Oakland Zoo

San Luis Obispo Children's Museum

Alameda Free Library

Albany Library (CA)

Arroyo Grande Library

Atascadero Library

Berkeley Public Library

Campbell Library

Castro Valley Library

Cayucos Library

Cupertino Library

Daly City Library

Esparto Regional Library

Fairfield Library

Fort Bragg Library

Fremont Main Library

Livermore Library

Los Altos: Woodland Branch Library

Los Osos Library

Menlo Park Library

Milpitas Library

Morgan Hill Library

Morro Bay Library

Mountain View Library

Nipomo Library

Oceano Library

Palo Alto Library

Paso Robles Library

Point Arena: Coast Community Library

San José Public Library

San Leandro Library

San Luis Obispo Library

Santa Clara City Library

Santa Maria Library

Saratoga Library

Sunnyvale Library

Tracy Library

Ukiah Library

Willits Library

Winters Community Library

Association for Library Services to Children's ALSC National Institute

Acorn Learning Center

Alameda County Fair

Asilomar Reading Conference

Ayers Elementary, Concord

AWE: Augmented World Expo (stage announcer)

Ballard Montessori, SJ

Ballard School, Solvang

Balsam Hill

Belmont Oaks Academy

Blacow Elementary, Fremont

Brentwood Elementary

Brier Elementary, Fremont

Bright Horizons Family Solutions San Francisco

Bright Horizons, Alameda

Burbank Elementary, Hayward

Bright Horizons, Los Gatos

Camp Carden, SJ

Casa di Bambini, Menlo Park

Child Care Links

The Child Day School, Lafayette

Children's Academy of Danville

Children's Creative Learning Centers (CCLC)

Club Sport, Pleasanton

Concord Youth Center

Congregation Beth Israel

Congregational Church of San Mateo

Covenant Children's Center, Palo Alto

Cupertino Cooperative Nursery School

Day Star Montessori, Milpitas

Discovery Charter School, San Jose

Donlon Elementary, Pleasanton

Dorris-Eaton Preschool, Albany

EDCC, Dublin

Downtown Scholars CDC, San Jose

Early Childhood Education Dept., Las Positas College

Elan Esprit Preschools, Milpitas & Santa Clara

Evergreen Montessori, San Jose

Exceptional Needs Network

Fremont Unified School District (FUSD)

Friends of the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens, SJ

Girl Scout Day Camp, East Bay

Google

Grand Lake Montessori, Oakland

Happy Hall, San Bruno

Heads Up CDC, Palo Alto & Pleasanton

Husky House, Lafayette

KinderCare

King's Valley Christian Preschool

La Petite Academy

Live Oak Elementary, San Ramon

Livermore Children's Fair

Livermore Elementary Schools

Learning Links, Burlingame

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford (Palo Alto)

Montevideo Elementary, San Ramon

Monticello Academy, Santa Clara

Moraga Family Campout

Nueva School, Hillsborough

One World Montessori, Santa Clara

The Orinda Preschool

PJCC Preschool

Palo Alto Children's Library Annual Storytelling Festival

Prestige Preschool Academy, Morgan Hill

Primary Plus School, SJ

Quarry Lane Schools, Pleasanton

Rainbow of Knowledge, Los Gatos

Santa Clara County Reading Council Young Authors' Faire

Santa Clara School Extended Care

Scout Pack 57, Palo Alto

Shared Adventures

Silicon Valley Academy, Sunnyvale

Snow School, Newark

Stonestown Galleria, San Francisco

Stratex Networks, SJ

Sunnyvale Library Annual Storytelling Festival

Sunol Glen School

Tellabration at Villa Montalvo

Tibco Software, Palo Alto

TLC of Cupertino

Tri-City League of Volunteers

Tri-Valley Cub Scouts

Tri-Valley Natural Families

Tudorka Tots, Oakland

Tutor Time, Morgan Hill

Viet Heritage Society’s Heritage Day

Walters Junior High, Fremont

Professional Associations

California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC)

California Reading Association

International Reading Association

International Storytelling Network

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National Storytelling Network (NSN)

NSN Youth, Educators and Storytellers Alliance (YES!)

Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC)

Santa Clara County Reading Council

Storytelling Association of California

Selected Professional Development

Singapore International Storytelling Festival/Asian Congress of Storytellers

Asilomar Reading Conference

Our Focus: the Child

Palo Alto Daily News: January 22, 2016

http://www.mercurynews.com/my-town/ci_29412755/menlo-park-library-storyteller-weaves-fun-into-library