June 4 marked the beginning of the Tahlequah Public Library's "A Universe of Stories" Summer Reading Program with The Inspyral Glow Show.
Inspyral, formerly Juggle Whatever, is the stage name for married couple Kelsey and Jeremy Philo. They perform juggling, unicycling, balancing acts and more at libraries during the summer months.
Based out of Tulsa, the couple tour started their summer tour after Memorial Day and plan to return home by the end of July, traveling as far as Fayetteville and St. Louis.
"I got into performing by learning to hula hoop as an adult," said Kelsey. "I met Jeremy at a park where he was unicycling."
After meeting, the duo realized their potential to become partner stage performers.
"Our favorite thing to show the kids is our partner choreography," said Jeremy. "It's always challenging and a lot of fun."
Inspyral performed twice on Tuesday, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. This was their second time at the Tahlequah Public Library.
"The kids really enjoyed it because they had fun and were engaged," said Michelle Newton, Tahlequah Public Library youth services coordinator. "This time, the show was more interactive. The kids got to participate more."
Amanda Foreman brought her two daughters, Jaylie and Jazlyn, to see Inspyral.
"I really liked when the girl [Kelsey] used the hula hoops in the dark," said Jaylie.
Jazlyn said she enjoyed the entire show, and the sisters agreed that it was even better when the lights went out.
"We're at the library all summer," said Amanda Foreman. "It's important to keep them reading so they can improve their skills."
The Foremans plan to attend the library's future Summer Reading Program events.
Inspyral also teaches a workshop for teens at 3 p.m. June 5. Participants must pre-register.
Check it out
Come N' Go Crafts is every Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Extreme Animals is the next major event at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11. For more information, including a full calendar of Summer Reading Program events, call the Tahlequah Public Library at 918-456-2581.