PALM SPRINGS — Drag Queen Story Hour returns to the Palm Springs Public Library  featuring local diva Bella da Ball. This is the third season for the beloved event.

Drag Queen Story Hour will be held every other month beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Youth Room.

Each evening will start with a craft, followed by stories and dancing. That’s not all. The evening will also feature an occasional special guest and other surprises. Children of all ages are welcome to attend.

“This is an all-inclusive evening for everyone to come to the library and have a good time enjoying great stories and fun crafts, Jeannie Kays, Director of Library Services, said in a prepared statement. “We celebrate all types of families and we want everyone to feel welcome at the library.”

Founded by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions out of San Francisco, Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Libraries across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, and Palm Springs, host Drag Queen Story Hour.

Bella da Ball is the Palm Springs’ area social ambassador and drag personality. Bella da Ball is active in the community and has been recognized by many different organizations. Bella da Ball has received numerous awards and honors, including being the recipient of a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, the Safe Schools Desert Cities Champion for Youth Award for LBGTQIA, Volunteer of the Year from Greater Palm Springs Pride, the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce P.S. I Love You award and was the inaugural “Community Sweetheart” at the Palm Springs 25th Festival of Lights parade.

The Library is located at 300 S. Sunrise Way, on the corner of Sunrise Way and Baristo Road. For more information about the Library call 760-322-READ (7323) or click here.

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