The Bristlecone Storytelling Festival at three Las Vegas-Clark County Library District branches featured memorized storytelling from Clark County School District fourth- through sixth-graders.
Robert Jones, coordinator of K-12 library services with the school district, said 20 schools and about 60 students participated. The festival, in its 18th year, was held April 29-May 1 at Windmill Library, West Charleston Library and Whitney Library.
Shana Harrington, youth services manager with the library district, said the district chooses branches that have large theaters and are near schools.
“Storytelling is a great way to improve student confidence and reinforce public speaking,” Harrington said. “Students who perform will be ahead of peers as far as being confident to do presentations in the future and be in front of a crowd.”