Through the performance art of Drag, the Rainbow Optimist Club has produced our Drag Storytimes. The Drag Storytimes are a unique way to engage children in learning about inclusion and diversity through reading a selection of carefully curated books by our 6 Library partners: Elgin County Library, London Public Library, Middlesex County Library, Oxford County Library, St. Thomas Public Library and Woodstock Public Library.
All the Drag Storytellers goes through a 2 step vetting process. First they are asked to fill out the volunteer registration form which was created with the assistance of a former corrections officer. Once the application is accepted, they are then asked to get a Police Vulnerable Sector Check. All are current Drag Storytellers have been through this two step vetting process.
Drag Storytime has been an evolution from in-person storytimes at rural libraries,
to a virtual Drag Storytime format, now a highbred of in-person and virtual. Read more about the history of Drag Storytime here.
Drag Storytime is funded by