Sing and Dance Along with Little Miss Ann June 17

Kick off the North Liberty Library’s Summer Reading Program with a free outdoor children’s musical performance from Little Miss Ann on June 17.  Here’s all you need to know.

The five Ws

  • Who: All ages welcome, but geared towards children ages birth through elementary.
  • What: A free outdoor children’s musical performance with award-winning Chicago kids’ musician, Little Miss Ann.
  • Where: Ranshaw House Lawn, 515 W. Penn St., North Liberty (In the event of poor weather, it will move inside; make a reservation to guarantee a spot.)
  • When: Thursday, June 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Why: To sing and dance to music that has good messages and infectious melodies for everybody.

More on Ann Torralba, aka Little Miss Ann

Ann is an award-winning Chicago kids musician, a former Chicago Public School teacher, an instructor at Chicago’s iconic Old Town School of Folk Music, a mom, and a first generation Filipina American.

Little Miss Ann has made five family music albums that span different genres such as folk, rock, punk, country, bluegrass and more. Ann sings and plays guitar, ukulele, various flutes, and percussional instruments on her albums. Little Miss Ann’s album “Keep On” was produced by Grammy winning producer Dean Jones. She has received accolades for her albums such as a NAAPA award and the Parent’s Choice Award. Her sixth album, “28 Days,” also produced by Dean Jones, was released May 7, 2021, with special guests, Suzi Shelton, Elena Moon Park, Tommy Soulati Shepherd and son, Frances England, Mil’s Trills, Anna Jacobson, Ric Salazar and others.

Besides writing, recording and performing reinvented classics and soulful originals that all children can enjoy, Little Miss Ann has also written and collaborated on songs that highlight her Filipina American culture.

What to bring

  • Lawn chairs and blankets to relax on while enjoying the show.
  • Snacks and water should be brought from home as none will be available for purchase.

How to get there and where to park

  • The Ranshaw House is the historic big white house at the corner of Penn Street and Community Drive at 515 W Penn St.
  • Please park in the Community Center’s north lot.
  • Skip the car and walk, bike or roller blade to the show!

Stay in the loop

  • In the event of bad weather, this event will be moved inside the recreation center gym and limited to the 100 pre-registered attendees.
  • RSVP to the Facebook event for event updates.
  • Share your photos with us by tagging the City of North Liberty and North Liberty Library on Facebook or Instagram.
  • Stay connected with the City by subscribing to the North Liberty Bulletin or signing up for news alerts.

COVID event mitigations

While we are looking forward to a fun summer, everyone is easing out of the pandemic at their own pace. Events on the Summer Slate have adopted the City of North Liberty’s “masked until you’re vaxxed” policy for staff and attendees.

In line with public health guidance, those fully vaccinated against COVID-19, meaning two weeks have passed since they have received the second of two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, are no longer expected to wear a mask when attending Summer Slate events. Organizers ask those who have yet to be fully vaccinated to still wear a mask. Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are free and currently available to anyone 12 years or older at local pharmacies and hospitals.

As always, attendees should stay home if anyone in the household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.


We’re committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for this event for individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to participate, please contact [email protected] or call (319) 626-5726 at least two days prior to the event.

More fun

Little Miss Ann’s performance is just one of the many activities in the library’s Summer Reading Program and on North Liberty’s Summer Slate. A partnership between city departments and supported by Veridian Credit Union, South Slope, Shive-Hattery, Hills Bank, GreenState Credit Union, and Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, the Summer Slate is designed to provide free events that can easily adjust to the changing public health landscape for our community. Explore the schedule at

Still have questions?

Contact the library at (319) 626-5701.

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