Our History is of Education

Working with the NYPL

Lights Camera Read got its start as a site for family activities in upper Manhattan, then landed a contract with the New York Public Library and participated in a teaching program at a library branch in midtown Manhattan.

Our Neighbors are Magic Neighbors

The Library collaboration for hire grew out of the Magic Neighbors theater and circus arts theater company, the head members of which became hired for teaching the educational program along with a full fledged librarian.

And the Direction Changes

Sadly, the librarian who was Lights Camera Read’s educational partner passed away, so now Lights Camera Read creates its own opportunities.

Innovation in the Creation of Workshops

Workshops at the New York Public Library before the Coronavirus.

One of my favorite Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes is:

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is something that we have always strived for. When working with students we not only teach them through workshops skills that are used in the real world, but we also make it a priority to encourage them to be creative in the seeking of new ideas.

US Make a Difference

Many say that nothing is new, which to a certain degree may be true, but it is only through the work of innovators that new ways of doing things comes true. Some of the students we have taught in the past went on to win Platinum PIAs Awards, now called “US Make a Difference” Awards.”

Innovation

We do not have as many workshops as we used to, and many of them are online, but we continue to push forward with the hope that our students go on to do what they really want to do and innovate along the way!