Magician, Ventriloquist, Motivational Speaker, Author
Each and every year since 1979, Bob Conrad has created a new
and different program especially for libraries. Summer Reading
Programs all over New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and
Pennsylvania have relished having Bob back year after year for
his special brand of fun, comedy, puppets, ventriloquism and
magic. Bob plans, creates, writes, and assembles a new show
each year all centered around the Summer Reading theme.
All New for the summer of 2017
"Build a Better World with Magic" .
I am accepting bookings for summer 2017 now.
Book early to avoid disappointment!
Call 201-935-6396 Today!!
THIS SUMMER BOB CONRAD WILL BE PERFORMING AT:
6/5/17 PUBLIC LIBRARY, MARLBORO, NJ
BUILD A BETTER WORLD WITH MAGIC, 4 :15 PM
6/22/17 PUBLIC LIBRARY, CHATHAM, NJ
BUILD A BETTER WORLD WITH MAGIC , 10 AM & 10:45 AM
6/26/17 PUBLIC LIBRARY, BETHEL, CT
BUILD A BETTER WORLD WITH MAGIC, 11 AM.
7/11/17 PUBLIC LIBRARY, PARK RIDGE, NJ
BUILD A BETTER WORLD WITH MAGIC, 3 PM
8/10/17 PUBLIC LIBRARY, ATHENS, NY
BUILD A BETTER WORLD WITH MAGIC, 10 AM
LAST SUMMER BOB PERFORMED AT:
6/6/16 STRATFORD REHAB CENTER, WEST ORANGE, NJ
TOUCHED BY MAGIC, 2 PM
6/8/16 BRIGHTON GARDENS, MIDDLETOWN, NJ
TOUCHED BY MAGIC, 2 PM
6/16/16 RAMSEY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, RAMSEY, NJ
FESTIVAL OF FUN, 7 PM
6/20/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, BURLINGTON, NJ
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ, IT'S MAGIC, 2 PM
6/21/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, LITTLE SILVER, NJ
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ, IT'S MAGIC, 4:15 PM
6/22/16 LENAPE DAY CAMP, PLAINSBORO, NJ
MAGIC AND MONSTERS , 10 AM
6/23/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, CHATHAM, NJ
10 AM & 10:45 AM
6/24/16 MONTESSORI LEARNING HOUSE, JAMESBURG, NJ
DRAGONS, DREAM & MAGIC , 10 AM
6/25/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, GLASSBORO, NJ
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, IT'S MAGIC, 11 AM
6/28/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, AVALON, NJ
FUN WITH VENTRILOQUISM , 11 AM
6/29/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, LAMBERTVILLE, NJ
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ, IT'S MAGIC, 7 PM
7/6/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, TOBYHANNA, PA
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, IT'S MAGIC, 2 PM
7/7/16 TOWN PARK, WILDWOOD, NJ
FUN WITH VENTRILOQUISM, 7:30 PM
7/11/16 RECREATION CENTER, LITTLE FALLS, NJ
FESTIVAL OF FUN, 11:30 AM & 1 PM
7/13/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, BEACON, NY
TOUCHED BY MAGIC, 1 PM
7/18/2016 OCEAN AVE PARK, WILDWOOD CREST, NJ
FUN WITH VENTRILOQUISM, 7:30 PM
7/20/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, OCEAN TWP, NJ
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ, IT'S MAGIC
7/25/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, FAIRFIELD ,NJ 1:30 PM
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ, IT'S MAGIC, 1:30 PM
7/27/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, QUEENS, NY
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ, IT'S MAGIC, 2 PM.
7/28/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, CHATHAM, NJ
FESTIVAL OF FUN 10 AM & 10:45 AM
7/28/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, PARK RIDGE, NJ
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ, IT'S MAGIC, 3 PM
8/1/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, BELLEVILLE, NJ
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ, IT'S MAGIC, 6:30 PM
8/5/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, ELMWOOD PARK, NJ
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ, IT'S MAGIC, 11 AM
8/8/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, SEA GIRT , NJ
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ, IT'S MAGIC, 3 PM
8/10/16 RUTHERFORD MONTESSORI SCHOOL, RUTHERFORD, NJ
DRAGONS, DREAMS AND MAGIC, 10 AM & 11AM
8/10/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, HARWINTON, CT
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ, IT'S MAGIC, 6:30 PM
8/12/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, MT. ARLINGTON, NJ
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ, IT'S MAGIC, 10 AM
8/16/16 RHYMES AND REASONS, TEANECK, NJ
DRAGONS, DREAMS AND MAGIC, 10 AM
8/18/16 PUBLIC LIBRARY, CHATHAM, NJ
OLYMPIC MAGIC, 10 AM & 10:45 AM
Listen to what they say:
" Bob is one of the most ingenious and innovative magicians for Children
I've seen in my 15-year librarian career. He has perfect command
among the audience, and never missed a trick making kids laugh.
Moreover, his rich repertoire always matched and tied in the themes
we need at the time, made it the best program to kick off the much-
anticipated Summer Reading Programs or any other seasonal
Thank again, have a great summer!
Teresa Chang,Head of Children's Services,Eastchester, NY Public
'We enjoyed having Bob Conrad perform here at the Lynbrook Library.
He was very funny and engaging and the children really enjoyed this
show. I would highly recomend him for anyone looking for an
entertainer. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.
Renee Baez, Youth Sevices Librarian, Lynbrook Public Library,
" Thanks again for entertaining our summer reading game crowd. The
97 children who attended your show this past Monday evening had a
wonderful time. What a lively group they were! You definitely earned
your pay! I especially loved the toucan and your nephew. You are your
best when use puppets. Your skills as a ventriloquist are utterly
amazing, especially when you sing. Thank you for making quality
children's programming possible throughout the years."
Mary Feldhaus, Children's Librarian, Eastchester Ny Public Library
"Bob Conrad kept a lively group of children happily laughing with his
show “Winter Wonderland” at our library this December. The children
really enjoyed the humor and the great puppets plus that perennial
question everyone asks at a magic show “how did he do that?” A good
time was had by all."
Judy Schavrien,Children’s librarian Crestwood Branch,Yonkers NY Public
"Thank you for "making a splash" at our summer reading program held
earlier this month. I heard lots of giggles and comments such as "
Awesome" and "How did he do that?" from our audience. As always,
you were a big hit with both the children and the parents in
attendance. I look forward to seeing you here again next year."
Susan Serico, Director, North Haledon Public Library, North Haledon,
"The Deep Sea Magic Show' was the latest presentation in our library
by Bob Conrad. As always, he was prompt, well rehearsed, and
targeted the audience well. He presented a slick, kid-friendly, and
In addition to his skills as a performer, he again demonstrated his
efficiency as his own manager. Bob Conrad prepared well from all
angles and showed sound, client-friendly business acumen."
Paul J. Bisnette, Head, Children's Services Division, Silas Bronson
Library, Waterbury, CT 06702
"Bob Conrad presented Deep Sea Magic, his 2010 summer reading
program to compliment our Make a Splash With Books summer theme.
Our Activity Room was full - standing room only. Deep Sea Magic was
part of our Family Fun on Wednesday Nights series. The show was
terrific. Bob simultaneously taught and entertained with many facts
about the ocean and sea life interspersed with his magic. His magic
word was oceanography. Did you know that the deepest part of the
ocean surrounds the Philippine Islands. Bob used scarves with pictures
of sea creatures and a magic fishing pole. Bob always used sea
terminology. A good time was had by all. Thank you, Bob."
Mary Bulat, MLS Children's Librarian, Harwinton Public Library,
Harwinton, CT 06791
" I wanted to thank you for a terrific performance at out Community
Day an June 19, 2010. Great feedback from the children and parents.
As usual , a job well done !!
Hope to see you next year."
Phyllis Coleman, Deputy Municipal Clerk, Lopatcong, NJ
"Bob Conrad has performed for me once or twice a year for the past
20+ years. The campers and staff love his shows. He is consistently
one of our best shows each summer."
Neil Rothstein,owner, Camp Horizons, Livingston, NJ
" Thank you for another great show. All the giggles and willing
"volunteers" indicated to me that the children thoroughly enjoy the
program. It was a fantastic way for them to learn a number of ways
they can "Be Creative" without spending a lot of money!"
Susan Serico, Director North Haledon,NJ Free Public Library
" Monday's "Magical Winter Wonderland" program was so much fun, and
the 58 children who attended your show thoroughly enjoyed
themselves. I love your puppets and how you interact with them. The
dog was hilarious, and I really liked the Frosty drawing board. We'll
be having you back in the not too distant future for another wonderful
Mary Feldhaus, Children's Librarian, Eastchester, NY Public Library
" Thank you so much for your Aug. 6th performance for the Goshen
Public Library. The children had so much fun. We loved that the
children were able to actually be part of the show. Your Holiday shows
look very interesting, we will keep them in mind for future
programming. Again thanks so much for your wonderfully entertaining
and funny performance."
Kitty Ruberte-Smith, Goshen Public Library, Goshen, NY
" Thank you for coming to our Summer Recreation Program at Cedar
Hill and Mount Prospect schools. The children and staff look forward to
your visit every year. They all enjoy the magic shows and the
ventriloquism you put on. You always seem to keep the children
engaged and interested. They all love the jokes and were wowed by
the tricks you put on. The children truly enjoy this part of camp and
it was your support that helped to make the program a success. I
hope to see you next summer. Thanks again for your support."
Jennifer Armstrong, Bernards Township Parks and Recreation,
Basking Ridge ,NJ
" On behalf of the Gloucester County Library and the families, we
would like to thank you for the wonderful show you gave Thursday,
July 22nd at the Greenwich Branch.
The children and parents enjoyed the songs, puppets, magic and stories!
Thank you again for your time to the children and adults of the
Gloucester County library."
Barbara Mease, Youth Services,Greenwich Branch, Gloucester County
Library, Gibbstown, NJ
"Thanks for a great show!"
Karen Zuinski, Head of Children's services, Scarsdale NY Public Library
" We had Bob Conrad today at the Ridgefield Library. He was so very
creative and entertaining – as always. It was so refreshing to see
today’s sophisticated crowd laughing hysterically at a puppet made with
a paper plate and two cups. He entertains with old fashioned fun. I
made a great choice to have him for the kick-off program for the “Be
Diane Antezzo, Children's Librarian, Ridgefield Ct. Library
" Thanks so much for presenting such a great "Be creative@your
library"show. You pretty much covered all aspects of creative
endeavors;sprinkled with fun, splashed with joy and dabbed with
Brian Cazanave, Children's librarian, Cliffside Park NJ Public Library
" Thank you so much for doing the kick-off party for our SUMMER
READING GAME 2009. Many people, adults and children, told me how
much they enjoyed your program. I am sure we will be happy to have
you here next year."
Judith L. Clark, Children's Librarian, Harrison NY Public Library.
" Thank you so much for your recent presentation of "Puppets,Puppets,
Puppets" at the Verona Public Library. The children had so much fun
watching you make the different types of puppets, and made from a
variety of materials, come alive before their eyes.
As usual, there was plenty of humor, excitement and just plain fun.
We are all looking forward to your next performance at the Verona
Rebecca Burkhart, Children's Librarian, Public Library, Verona NJ
" It is not enough to say thank you for your magical presentation of
"Fun with Ventriloquism.." You were splendid. You took an art form
which has not been available and presented it to an audience of all
ages on a level that all attending could enjoy. You were awesome. We
laughed and marvelled at the characters brought to life through the
medium of ventriloquism. All present were amused and commented on
your wit, humor, and skills. We look forward to having you back and
recommend your shows."
Alma J. Henderson, Director, Saddle Brook NJ Free Public Library
"As ever , your show is a delight both to the children and to the
adults. We have had the pleasure of your performances for several
years now and have always found them entertaining. Few performers
have had as much response and laughter as you have had."
James Garland, Director, Mount Arlington Public Library, Mount
" We were very pleased with your recent performance of the show
"Bugs, Bees, Spiders & Magic" that was performed at the Passaic
Public Library for our Summer Reading Program's Family Night on
Monday, July 14th.
It was a fantastic show, which kept the audience (both young and
older) members captivated and indeed was a large-sized audience.
The children's laughter filled the room !
We look forward to inviting you back again to perform for us for our
Summer Reading Program or another holiday show."
Georgina Cepeda, Children's Librarian, Forstmann Library, Passaic, NJ
" What is so especially nice about your programs is that they entertain
children and parents alike."
Mary Lee Bulat, Children's Librarian, Harwinton Public Library,
" Just wanted to thank you for your recent performances here at
Shackamaxon. The children were really entertained and had a great
Jerome D. Louie, General Manager, Shackamxon Country Club,
Scotch Plains, NJ
" Thank you for performing "Bugs, Bees, Spiders & Magic" at the
Oxford Public Library. The children and their parents really enjoyed
themselves! This program was made up of a wonderful combination of
humor, magic, and bug facts. I especially liked when you taught the
concept of metamorphosis by magically changing a group of brightly
colored scarves and a white caterpillar scarf into one beautiful
The library would be happy to recommend you as a performer to other
Marissa Ciullo, Children's Librarian, Oxford Public Library,Oxford, CT.
" I wanted to take a moment to thank you for participating in our
annual community day. As usual, your performance was exceptional.
There was a lot of laughter from both the children and adults alike.
We had many comments from our residents saying how much they
enjoyed your show.
I hope you will be able to join us again next year. We know that we,
as well as our residents, will not be disappointed."
Margaret B. Dilts, Administrator, Township of Lopatcong, NJ
" Thank you for a great performance on Saturday, the children really
enjoyed it. 77 kids and 38 adults were in attendance for our 10th
annual summer reading kick off!
Attached are some pictures from the event.
Hope we can work together again soon!"
Jaclyn Newcome,Children's Librarian, New Brunswick Public Library,
New Brunswick, NJ
" We had the pleasure of having Mr. Bob Conrad come to our school to
perform a magic show. He was able to keep our youngest children
engaged the entire time. The children were talking about how funny it
was for weeks to come, We will definitely have him back again! "
Marisa Rodriguez, director, Rhymes & Reasons, Teaneck, NJ
Summer Tour 2016
Bucky the Beaver , one of
Natures natural builders.
Bob with Cuddles the Koala at the
North Haledon Public Library.
Bob and Stanley talk about Geography
North Haledon Public Library..
Bob Conrad with Speedy the Tortoise at
the Pocono Mountains Public Library
All good things come to an end even
"Magic From Around the World"!
Audience members having their picture
taken with Jake the Pirate after the
show. Cresco, Pa Public Library.
Eastchester NY Public Library
Bob With Short Jake the Pirate at the
New Providence Memorial Library..
Look at us, we're dancing!
Rutherford Public Library
Bob and helper have fun with a balloon.
Rutherford, NJ Public Library
Leonardo the Lion and Bob at the Little
Silver Public Library.
Bob with Pollyanna the parrot at the
North Haledon Public Library
Bob and helper solve the mystery of
the linking rings.
East Windsor Public Library.
Audience at the Marlboro NJ Public
We are all having fun!
Bob Conrad with Mr. World , "Build a
Better World with Magic"
Bob Conrad with Hippity and Hoppity
the world's fastest rabbits.
Audience at the Runnemede Public
Audience member becomes a Wizard
Neptune City Public Library.
Captain Bob with the kids at the Park Ridge
Bob and Leonardo the Lion at the Little
Silver, NJ Public Library.
cCoCo the Chimp and Bob perform at
Rhymes and Reasons Day Care
Bob Conrad with Digger the Dog at the
East Rutherford, NJ Memorial Library.
Audience member receives a Pretty
Pink Poodle from Paris named Pepe.
East Rutherford Memorial Library
Marlboro Public Library
Roseland Public Library.
Bob Conrad with Howdy the Bird,
and expert nest builder. "Build a
Better World with Magic".
Bob Conrad and Short Jake the Pirate
NNew London Ct. Public Library
Bob Conrad with Robie the Robot at the
Manchester Ct. Public Library.