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What do people think of Jim's programs?

As a librarian, I appreciated the way that you were able to seamlessly integrate relevant children's books into your act! Thank you! - Jennifer Coventry, Newcomerstown Library 

Thank you for getting our program off to a fantastic start. Seven weeks later, our kids are still talking about your magical snake! - Jay Wise, Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library 

A big hit, as always! - Columbus Metropolitan Library 

Wonderful program! I would highly recommend it for all students! - Veda Giles, Cleveland Early Childhood Development Center, Cleveland

People raved about the educational value provided. Jim Kleefeld had the kids mesmerized. He was funny, too! - Peggy Jarrett, Cleveland Metroparks

Thank you for being the STAR of our Summer Reading Club Party, again. Your show was great fun! You made our party special & we appreciate the comedy and fun you always bring with you. - Esther Cross, Reed Memorial Library

The program was very informative & fun. I've never seen the students so interested in a performance. Thank you for showing the students how fun history can be. Can't wait for next year! Thank you! - Tanisha Hewitt, Moses Cleveland School, Cleveland

Jim's ability to combine history and magic is amazing! He's so creative! - Columbus Metropolitan Library

Was a wonderful experience for all of our K-5 classrooms. The kids were still buzzing about it later that day. - Bonnie Coulton, State Street Elementary, Painesville

He asks for lots of volunteers and the kids love to help him. - Columbus Metropolitan Library

Thank you! Such a good, fun, educational assembly! - Jane Bouman, St. Mary Elementary, Lorain

I think this was absolutely perfect for grades 1-6. The show was thoroughly enjoyable. Everyone had a lot of fun and learned or reviewed. Thank you for providing students with an enjoyable learning experience. - Terry Holdyk, St. Mary of the Falls School, Olmsted Falls

The children of the Germantown area want to thank you very much for a wonderful performance. It was a very special program that was both magical andentertaining - Gretchen Yonata, Germantown Public Library

It's always a pleasure to work with you, Jim. Once again, I would like to express my appreciation. We hope to work with you every summer! - Kathy Shahbodaghi, Columbus Metropolitan Library

That was the best program we have ever had for Right to Read Week. - Jill Kupchick, Maple Intermediats School, North Olmsted

Thank you! We LOVED The Magic of Books! - The Westwood First Graders, Wellington

Thank you so much for a fabulous Wild West Magic Show. I admire the way you interact with children. You have quite a gift. - Jo Jaroz, Moecomdws District Cub Scouts

The Magic of Ohio Program was wonderful! Children and parents enjoyed the show. I like the way you have the children participate. They are really attentive when you are choosing volunteers. - Sherry Parsons, Beavercreek Community Library

I've seen many excellent programs, but yours will stand out in my mind for a long time. You obviously had put great effort into making every minute of your program count. I was amazed at how well you could mix giving the kids facts about Lewis and Clark while adding humor at the same time. Your program was terrific! The number of kids you kept occupied, interested, and entertained was wonderful! You have a great ability with kids!! I'm still laughing about your opossum puppet routine. THANK YOU so much for giving us such an enjoyable, entertaining, and educational program at the Bethel Branch! We'll be watching for your program next year. - Patty Szuszkiewicz, Bethel Library

The students really enjoyed it. The audience participation really drew the kids into your performance.. - Jackie Nemitz, Maplehurst Elementary, Norwalk

Some of the many educators who recommend Jim's programs:

Debbie Bertle, Greenwood Elementary School, (330) 896 7474
Andrea Celico, Roosevelt Elementary School, (216) 797 4810
Gloria Rush, Brooklawn Elementary School, (216) 476 6810
Andrea Lasko, Royal View Elementary School, (440) 582 7251
Michelle Sargent, A. J. Jordak Elementary School, (440) 632 0262
Valerie Flowers, Empire CompuTech Center, (216) 268 6300
Carol Poley, St. Thomas Lutheran School, (440) 331 4426
Kim O Conner, Erie Island School, (330) 873 3355
Kimberly Boyd, John Dewey Elementary School, (216) 831 7151
Susan Hynes, Elmwood Elementary School, (216) 641 5528
Ann Berry, Butternut Elementary School, (440) 779 3524
Jill Kupchik, Maple Intermediate School, (440) 779 3533
Deb Thomas, Lakota Central Elementary School, (419) 457 2441
Joyce Bouman, Oakwood School, (440) 284 8010
Tammy Coleman, Robert Fulton School, (216) 921 6177
Judy Galo, Brunswick Memorial Elem School, (330) 225 7731

Elementary Schools Where Jim Has Presented Assembly Programs:

A. J. Jordak Elementary School, Middlefield, OH; Adrian Elementary, South Euclid, OH; Artemus Ward, Cleveland, OH; Assumption School, Broadview Heights, OH; Avon East Elementary, Avon, OH; Avon Village School, Avon, OH; Bethany Lutheran School, Parma, OH; Bethel Christian Academy, Parma, OH; Black River Education Center, Sullivan, OH; Brooklawn Elementary, Cleveland, OH; Brookridge Elementary PTA, Brooklyn, OH; Brunswick Memorial Elementary School, Brunswick, OH; Buckeye East Elementary, Tiro, OH; Buckeye-Woodland, Cleveland, OH; Butternut Elementary School, North Olmsted, OH; Charles H. Lake, Cleveland, OH; Cleveland Early Childhood Development Center, Cleveland, OH; Coffinberry Early Education Center, Fairview Park, OH; Crestline North Elementary School, Crestline, OH; Elmwood Elementary School, Garfield Heights, OH; Ely School, Elyria, OH; Empire CompuTech, Cleveland, OH; Erie Island School, Akron, OH; Erieview PTA, Avon Lake, OH; Franklin School, Elyria, OH; Garnett Elementary School, Fairview Park, OH; Gilmour Academy Lower School, Bedford, OH; Gilmour Academy Preschool Summer Day Camp, Bedford, OH; Greenwood Elementary School, Green, OH; Hannah Gibbons, Cleveland, OH; Harrison Elementary, Lakewood, OH; Harvard Elementary, Toledo, OH; Hawthorne Elementary, Lorain, OH; Hayes Elementary, Lakewood, OH; Hinckley Elementary School, Hinckley, OH; Holy Trinity School, Avon, OH; Hudson Elementary School, Hudson, OH; Incarnate Word Academy, Parma Heights, OH; Independence Primary School, Independence, OH; John Dewey Elementary School, Warrensville Heights, OH; John W. Raper, Cleveland, OH; Julie Billiart School, Lyndhurst, OH; Lakota Central Elementary, Risingsun, OH; Lakota West Elementary School, Bradner, OH; League Street Elementary, Norwalk, OH; Lear North Elementary School, North Ridgeville, OH; Liberty Elementary School, North Ridgeville, OH; Longfellow Elementary School, Lorain, OH; Louisa May Alcott, Cleveland, OH; Lutz Elementary School, Fremont, OH; Maple Intermediate School, North Olmsted, OH; Maplehurst Elementary, Norwalk, OH; Maplewood PTO, Farmdale, OH; Memorial Elementary School, Barberton, OH; Metro Catholic School, Cleveland, OH; Milan Elementary School , Berlin Heights, OH; Miles Standish Elementary School, Cleveland, OH; Moses Cleveland, Cleveland, OH; Munson Elementary School, Chardon, OH; Newton D. Baker School of Arts, Cleveland, OH; Nolley Elementary School, Akron, OH; Oakwood School, Elyria, OH; Open Door Christian Academy, Elyria, OH; Our Lady of Angels School, Cleveland, OH; Parma Community School, Parma, OH; Redeemer Christian School, Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Robert Fulton, Cleveland, OH; Roosevelt Elementary School, Euclid, OH; Royal View Elementary School, North Royalton, OH; Salem Christian Academy, Clayton, OH; Schoenbrunn Village, New Philadelphia, OH; Silver Lake PTO, Silver Lake, OH; Southeast Intermediate School, Ravenna, OH; Spruce Elementary School, North Olmsted, OH; St. Anthony of Padua School, Parma, OH; St. Clement School, Lakewood, OH; St. Felicitas School, Euclid, OH; St. Gregory the Great School, South Euclid, OH; St. Ignatius of Antioch Elementary School, Cleveland, OH; St. Ignatius of Antioch Elementary School, Cleveland, OH; St. Joseph Elem. School, Amherst, OH; St. Joseph School, Avon Lake, OH; St. Jude School, Elyria, OH; St. Mary Elementary Sch., Lorain, OH; St. Mary of the Falls School, Olmsted Falls, OH; St. Richard School, North Olmsted, OH; St. Therese School, Garfield Heights, OH; St. Thomas the Apostle School, Sheffield Lake, OH; State Street Elementary School, Painesville, OH; Stephen E. Howe, Cleveland, OH; Sunview Elementary, Lyndhurst, OH; Tennyson Elementary School, Sheffield Lake, OH; Titus Elementary School, Huber Heights, OH; Walls Elementary School, Kent, OH; Walton School, Cleveland, OH; Waverly School, Cleveland, OH; Westwood Elementary School, Wellington, OH; Wickliffe Elementary, Wickliffe, OH; William R. Harper, Cleveland, OH; Willyard Elementary School, Ravenna, OH; Windham East Elementary, Windham, OH

Libraries Where Jim Has Presented Programs:

Addison Library, Akron-Summit County Library, Alexandria Public Library, Amherst Library, Ashley Library, Ashland Public Library, Aurora Memorial Library, Austintown Library, Avon Branch Library, Avon Lake Library, Bainbridge Branch Library, Bay Village Library, Beavercreek Branch Library, Beavercrest Library, Bellaire Public Library, Bellville Library, Berea Library, Berlin Township Public Library, Berwick Library, Bexley Public Library, Blanchester Library, Bliss Library, Boardman Library, Brecksville Library, Bristol Public Library, Brookfield Branch Library, Brooklyn Library, Brown Memorial Library, Brunswick Community Library, Bucyrus Public Library, Butler Library, Burton Public Library, Caldwell Public Library, Canal Fulton Public Library, Cardington Lincoln Public Library, Cedarville Branch Library, Centerburg Public Library, Chagrin Falls Library, Chamberlain Branch Library, Chardon Branch Library, Clark Memorial Branch Library, Cleveland Heights Library, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland South Branch Library, Clyde Public Library, Collinwood Library, Columbia Branch Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbiana Public Library, Conneaut Carneigie Library, Cortland Branch Library, Coventry Branch Library, Crestview Library, Definace Public Library, Delta Public Library, Deshler Library, Domonkas Library, Dorcas Carey Public Library, Dover Public Library, Driving Park Branch Library, Dublin Branch Library, East Branch Library, East Canton Branch Library, East Cleveland Library, East Liverpool Library, East 131st Library, Eastlake Public Library, Eastman Library, Ella M. Everhard Library, Elyria Public Library, Emma Huber Memorial Library, Euclid Public Library, Evergreen Community Library, Fairview Park Library, Fleet Library, Fostoria Library, Franklinton Branch Library, Gahanna Branch Library, Garfield Heights Library, Garnet A. Wilson Library, Garretsville Library, Geauga County Public Library, Geauga West Library, Geneva Public Library, Girard Free Library, Goodyear Branch Library, Greenville Library, Grove City Library, Harbor-Topky Memorial Library, Hartville Branch Library, Harvard-Lee Library, Henderson Memorial Library, Herrick Memorial Library, Hilliard Branch Library, Hilltop Branch Library, Hinckley Branch Library, Holmes County District Library, Howland Branch Library, Hubbard Public Library, Hudson Public Library, Huron Public Library, Ida Rupp Public Library, Independence Library, Jefferson Library, Karl Road Branch Library, Kenmore Branch Library, Kirtland Public Library, Lakewood Public Library, Leetonia Public Library, Lepper Library, Lexington Library, Liberty Center Library, Lima Public Library, Linden Branch Library, Lisbon Library, Livingston Branch Library, Lodi Branch Library, Logan Library, London Library, Lorain Branch Library, Lorain Public Library, Lorain South Branch Library, Lordstown Branch Library, Loudonville Public Library, Lucas Library, MacKenzie Memorial Library, Madison Library, Madison Branch Library, Mansfield/Richland County Library, Martin Luther King Branch Library, Massillon Public Library, Maumee Branch Library, Mayfield Library, McArthur Library, McDowell Branch Library, McKinley Memorial Library, McLaughlin Public Library, Mechanicsburg Library, Medina County District Library, Mentor Public Library, Mentor Headlands Library, Middlefield Library, Milan Public Library, Minerva Library, Monroeville Library, Montpelier Public Library, Morley Public Library, Mount Vernon Public Library, New Albany Branch Library, New London Library, New Madison Public Library, New Matamoras Branch Library, New Philadelphia Library, Newcomerstown Public Library, Newton Falls Public Library, Niles Library, Noble Neighborhood Library, Nordonia Hills Branch, North Baltimore Library, North Branch Library, North Canton Public Library, North High Branch Library, North Olmsted Library, North Ridgeville Library, North Royalton Library, Northern Lights Branch Library, Northside Branch Library, Norrthwest Branch Library, Norton Branch Library, Norwalk Public Library, Nottingham Branch Library, Oak Harbor Public Library, Oak Hill Public Library, Oberlin Library, Old Worthington Library, Olmsted Falls Library, Ontario Library, Orange Library, Orrville Public Library, Oxford Branch Library, Parma Heights Library, Parma Regional Library, Parma Ridge Library, Parma-Snow Library, Parsons Branch Library, Patrick Henry Library, Paulding Library, Peninsula Public Library, Perry County District Library, Pickerington Public Library, Pierce Library, Plain City Public Library, Plymouth Library, Portage County Public Library, Porter Library, Putnam County District Library, Randolph Library, Ravenna Library, Reed Memorial Library, Reuben-McMillan Free Library, Reynoldsburg Branch Library, Richfield Branch Library, Ritter Library, Rock Creek Public Library, Rockport Library, Rocky River Library, Rossford Public Library, Saint Clairsville Public Library, Salem Public Library, Sandusky Public Library, Sanger Branch Library, Seneca East Public Library, Seville Public Library, Shadyside Public Library, Shaker Heights Library, Shepherd Branch Library, Solon Library, South Branch Library, South Brooklyn Library, South Euclid Library, South High Branch Library, Southeast Branch Library, Springfield Library, Stark County District Library, Steubenville Public Library, Stony Ridge Library, Strasburg Library, Streetsboro Library, Swanton Public Library, Sycamore Branch Library, Sylvania Branch Library, Taylor Memorial Library, Tiffin Library, Toledo Public Library, Twinsburg Public Library, Union Township Library, University Heights Library, Upper Arlington Public Library, Upper Sandusky Library, Upson Elementary Library, Wadsworth Library, Wakeman Library, Warren Main Library, Warrensville Library, Wauseon Library, Wayne County Public Library, Wellington Library, West Hill Branch Library, West Park Library, West River Branch Library, Westhill Library, Westland Area Library, Whetstone Branch Library, Whitehall Branch Library, Windham Library, Wooster Branch Library, Worthington Public Library, Wright Memorial Library, Yellow Springs Branch Library, Youngstown Public Library

Yes, Jim has actually performed a program at each and every one of the schools and libraries listed above! Many have him back year after year. This list may look incredible, but Jim has been performing shows since 1976.


To arrange for a program, just click this card or phone Jim.

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Jim Kleefeld
Magical Entertainer
33510 Jennie Road
Avon, Ohio 44011-2042
(440) 937-5488

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