Cassiopeia Books on Central Avenue will host “Drag Queen Story Hour” on Saturday.
The Mister Sisters, a Great Falls-based group, will be there to read to kids, and there will be some other fun activities.
From the Cassiopeia page on Facebook:
I am grateful that the Mister Sisters are generously willing to give their time to promote early childhood literacy, to promote diversity & acceptance, and to promote creativity – they will be reading from Neither, Miss Spider’s Tea Party, and Strictly No Elephants; then a dance-along/sing-along to “Baby Shark”; and the Story Hour will end with everyone getting to decorate their own crown or wand.
There are a lot of people who are excited about the event, because (a) it will be fun, and (b) it promotes literacy, and (c) arts and crafts, and (d) dancing and singing!
The overwhelming majority of comments on a KRTV Facebook post about the event are positive, but a few people are not happy about it. A small sample:
Well, there’s probably nothing anyone can do to change those opinions, but I do have some advice for people who are outraged, disgusted, etc, or feel threatened by this event:
One: Have your own hobby or lifestyle club organize and host a reading session for kids – you pick the books, the venue, etc. Do something positive in your own world in response to this, rather than simply rant on Facebook.
Two: Don’t take your children to this event.
Here’s an interview they did with Keeley at KRTV: