Bourbonnais Public Library Kicks off Summer Reading Program with a Free Balloon Show

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Summer Fun for Kids at Bourbonnais Public Library

Bourbonnais Public Library is presenting a free, all ages, balloon show, Art of Inflation, on Tuesday, June 7th at 1:00 PM. This special family event is launching their Summer Reading program at the library and local families are encouraged to come and have fun at the library.


Orland Hills, May 13, 2016: Art of Inflation is a choreographed balloon show that twists comedy, art, music, creativity and audience participation into a unique family show. This free show is located at Bourbonnais Public Library 250 W John Casey Rd, Bourbonnais, IL 60914. Please RSVP to the library Youth Services Department to attend; (815) 933-1727.

Although the library offers many opportunities for kids’ programs, the Summer Reading program is the Youth Services’ biggest event.

“Local families love the resources and programs we offer to the kids and when they attend these events they show support for our programs,” says Julie Ross, Youth Services Supervisor.

The library selected Art of Inflation for its unique show and its ability to draw a large crowd. “I’m looking forward to entertaining at Bourbonnais Public Library,” says Dale Obrochta, professional balloon entertainer. This will be the first time Obrochta has entertained at the Bourbonnais library.

Art of Inflation is a unique experience for the audience as they watch colorful 4-foot long balloons twirl around and, before their eyes, transform into a work of art, captivating the imagination of young and old alike. “Two five-foot balloon sculptures are created during the show and after the show families are encouraged to come close and take a picture with the works of art,” says Obrochta.

The Bourbonnais audience will be in for a special treat as this show has incorporated a black light balloon creation that gets the kids screaming “cool!” Older audience members relive the 80’s as the neon glows before their eyes.

Art of Inflation is the brainstorm of professional balloon entertainer Dale Obrochta. “Twisted into the show is thirty years of balloon twisting knowledge,” states Obrochta. Dale has been performing since 1986 and has been a visual balloon interpreter for TEDxNaperville, appeared on WGN & WLS TV, and performed for numerous schools and libraries in Illinois.

The Bourbonnais Library will be offering more kids’ shows this season and is working hard to support the community’s needs.


  • Julie Ross, Bourbonnais Public Library 815.933.1727

Bourbonnais-Balloon Show Art of Inflation with Dale Obrochta

Dale Obrochta is the entertainer that Librarians use for a professional, family-friendly and unique show that generates foot traffic and books being checked out. Dale’s goal is to provide the highest quality entertainment to libraries resulting in a great library experience.