Photos and Bios
Kim Lehman has been telling tales for many years, first as a way to entertain younger cousins and now as a professional storyteller, musician, puppeteer, workshop presenter, and author. Currently on the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster, Kim has performed at hundreds of festivals, schools, libraries, and museums including being a featured teller at the Texas Storytelling Festival.
For the last 20 years, Kim has collected and recorded stories and home remedies from her childhood community in Soap Hollow nestled in the mountains of rural Pennsylvania. She draws inspiration from the joys of being raised as a free range kid exploring the creek, hunting mushrooms, swinging on grapevines, walking barefoot through the woods, picking berries and making maple syrup.
Kim Lehman is a storyteller, musician, author, and workshop presenter. Kim is a well-known educator best known for her dynamic, idea packed workshops featuring inexpensive, easy to implement ideas for librarians, teachers and parents. Kim has presented over 170 workshops, including many SRP workshops throughout Texas, Kansas, and Arizona. Kim’s background as a youth consultant, a teacher, and a professional storyteller on the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster makes her uniquely able to understand and know what librarians want and need.
Kim Lehman has worked with young children for many years. Her degree in Early Childhood Education, and years as a teacher and storyteller for young children, has prepared her to present fun-filled, age appropriate, interactive programs. Combining stories, music, rhymes, props, and puppets adds up to plenty of participation for all.
Bee Program Bio
Kim Lehman has worked for over 30 years as a honey bee educator, teacher, professional storyteller, musician, and author. She founded and produced the Kids and Bees Program, an educational program for the public, at national beekeeping conferences in 15 states. Kim writes a kids page for Bee Culture Magazine and is the author of the book Beekeeper’s Lab: 52 Family-Friendly Activities and Experiments Exploring the Life of the Hive.