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Public Library Pricing

Option 1: Virtual (Live & Pre-Recorded Online)

Virtual Live Performances (via Zoom)
$295 per library. Discounts available for multiple libraries on the same Zoom link.
Pre-Recorded (Vimeo Link)
Private Link $225 per library
2-4 libraries $195 per library*
5-10 libraries $175 per library*
11+ libraries $150 per library*
*Rates are for libraries in the same city or system wanting to share 1 pre-recorded video link through Vimeo

Option 2: Zone (Live In-Person)

It is easy to budget for Margaret's library shows. A single show is just $295. To find your total cost, check to see which zone you are in, then look at show minimums and travel.

(Note - this pricing is only for public libraries. School and daycare pricing is available. )

Zone 1 No travel fee (Save $25 for referring another local library to book Margaret on the same day. Or, if your public library books 2 back-to-back shows, save $50 on the 2nd show)
Zone 2 Additional $250 travel fee (can be shared between public libraries in neighboring counties)
Zone 3 Additional $350 travel fee (can be shared between public libraries in neighboring counties)
"Dear Margaret,
Your presentation at the Fairmont Branch of the Pasadena Library was outstanding. You are so talented to throw in a little ventriloquism and magic! I would love to see you again this summer. Would you please check your calendar to see if you can fit us in to your busy schedule? We would have a wide range of ages during the summer, from preschool through upper elementary. Thank you for a maaahhhvelous show!"

Leslie Guhl
Children's Librarian


1. Call or e-mail other libraries within your zone (or on the way to or from your zone). When multiple libraries book Margaret on the same day you ALL can save travel charges!

2. If your library is in a town with a population of less than 12,000, you may qualify for a Tocker grant from the Tocker Foundation. visit here: www.tocker.org - for more information. For summer reading club outreach grants, you must apply NO LATER THAN January 15! Programming: The Tocker Foundation is particularly supportive of programming and welcomes grant requests for support in this area. Literacy Programs, Outreach Programs, Children’s Programs, Learning Labs, etc.

Now Booking Through To 2021 - Call To Reserve Your Date!
Margaret will also book up to 2 years in advance! You can be assured of getting a top level entertainer on the date at the time you request by acting now!

Booking directions
Please find your city on the zone map. The zones are identified below with bands to help you calculate a show, and save money! Once you locate your city, click here for a library request form. Or, you may call Margaret at (817) 980-1760.

Map courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.