On Tuesday, I went to see a few great puppet shows. The first one, at the library, was Hobey Ford and his golden rod puppets, which he designs and constructs, himself. Ford’s show was very entertaining and informative, as he used his puppets to adapt folktales. Throughout, he brought the puppets and stories to life with his puppet movements and interactive storytelling. While Ford is an accomplished puppeteer visiting from the mountains of NC, Yostie is a well-known lowcountry puppeteer. She came to the new Booksalicious child-friendly bookstore, where she told stories with puppets and encouraged the children to do the same. During both events, I was happy to also leave the shows with a few really neat souvenirs, including one of Ford’s patented peeper puppets. Most important of all, though, were the memories. As a future librarian, I look forward to sharing my excitement for puppetry and storytelling, as both performers did so well.