The Very Airy Library | Season 2

A project in Marietta, GA by Stan Tucker

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"When a child is asked, 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' I want to add AUTHOR to that list."
Backers: 286
Average Pledge Per Backer: $107

Funded: $30,574 of $30,000
Dates: Aug 8th -> Sep 13th (37 days)
Project By: Stan Tucker
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Latest News

Last Call for Special Season 2 Only Rewards

September 13th - via:
The hour grows late on our campaign. Exceeding our goal is critical to account for charges that don’t go through and people that lower their pledges at the last minute. Please continue to pledge or raise your current pledges to help us combat these... (Read More)


September 13th - via:
We made it! As of 11:20 am yesterday, we reached our goal of 30k. WE ARE GRATEFUL to all who have supported this mission with your wallets or words. The campaign will officially end at 10PM EST. We still have some special rewards left: The final... (Read More)

1 DAY & $359 TO GO: Our Final Story Post

September 12th - via:
Good morning Backers! We are just one day from the end of our Kickstarter, but the question remains, will we blaze through the finish line or stumble to our knees within the ribbon's grasp? You can decide. Now please enjoy the FINAL entry into our... (Read More)

2 DAYS & $1,110 TO GO: Part 33 of Our Story is Special!

September 11th - via:
We are very close to our goal thanks to everyone's support. Upping pledges is a huge help along with telling friends. Please enjoy this very part of our story about the boy behind Perflopitus, George. Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 33 of 34):... (Read More)

3 DAYS & $1,385 TO GO + Part 32 of Our Story

September 10th - via:
Special thanks to everyone that has supported this campaign so far. We are only $1,385 from our goal. Please consider increasing your pledge or asking a friend to support The Very Airy Library. It would mean the world to us. Birth of a Literacy Show... (Read More)

4 DAYS & $1,790 TO GO + A Special Opportunity for Today Only

September 9th - via:
We are only $1,790 from our goal! If anyone ups their pledge to get us past our goal by midnight tonight they will not only get the all the rewards from our rewards pack, they will be invited to watch us film an episode in studio. (This opportunity... (Read More)

5 DAYS TO GO: $2,150 & Part 30 of Our Story

September 8th - via:
We are 5 days out and $2,150 from our goal. Every bit helps, even upping your pledge to get one of our other great rewards. Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 30 of 34): Intro to Acting Acting is one of the only art forms where people think the only... (Read More)

6 DAYS TO GO: Meet the Voice of Philo

September 7th - via:
Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 29 of 34): Philo Needs a Voice “Hi there, Yasmein! I hope this finds you well. Question for you - are you still in the acting game?” Matthew finished the email to his old acting friend, Yasmein Ziyad, and hit... (Read More)

7 DAYS TO GO: Less than $2,750 and Part 28 of Our Story

September 6th - via:
We have 7 days to go and are less than $2,750 from our goal of $30,000. We need all the love we can get to cross the finish line so please share and pledge what you can:) Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 28 of 34): Model For Us Model You'll need an... (Read More)

8 DAYS TO GO: Part 27 in Our Story

September 5th - via:
Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 27 of 34): A Trusted Voice You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Donald Hamrick sits behind a monitor, carefully scrutinizing the scene. He... (Read More)

9 DAYS TO GO: Beginning Our Countdown & Part 26 in Our Story

September 4th - via:
With only 9 days to go in our Kickstarter we are beginning a countdown that will take us to the end and hopefully to our goal! - Only 3 of the 5 new slots we created for the kids party remain. Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 26 of 34): "I'm Thinking... (Read More)

DAY 26: Almost there and Part 25 in Our Story

September 3rd - via:
We are closing in on our goal of $30,000! Everyone has been so generous by sharing our literacy show with their friends and family, and maybe with one final good push today we can bring it home ahead of schedule:) Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 25 of... (Read More)

DAY 25: Part 24 in Our Story - The Bringer of Books

September 2nd - via:
Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 24 of 34): The Bringer of Books After considering Andre’s suggestions, Matthew puts the final touches on the model. It’s almost as if everything is falling into place. Connie enters the studio through the black... (Read More)

DAY 24: Good News for the Children's Studio Party & Part 23 of Our Story

September 1st - via:
We have opened up 5 more spots for our Children's Studio Party but only 4 remain! Jump on this if you want to come have some fun. We will not open any more spots after these are gone. Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 23 0f 34): A Little Model Making... (Read More)

DAY 23: 1 Remains, Homestretch, and Part 22 of Our Story

August 31st - via:
Only 13 days left in our kickstarter and we are well over 80%. Keep spreading the word and let's reach that goal! BOTH signed Pete the Cat books are gone, but the grandaddy still remains. So, if you have always wanted a Pete the Cat painting, this is... (Read More)

DAY 22: Part 21 of Our Story - Missing Something

August 30th - via:
Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 21 of 34): Missing Something Stan surveys the set. He hasn’t been able to take the smile off his face. Things are really starting to take shape. Jared has almost completed his massive book painting project and Sam has... (Read More)

DAY 21: 80%, A Cool New Friend & Part 20 of Our Story

August 29th - via:
Project Update With just 15 days to go we are 80% of the way to our goal! Thank you for your continued support and please keep spreading the word.  New Friend We recently backed another interesting Kickstarter that aims to bridge the gap of... (Read More)

DAY 20: Part 19 of Our Story

August 28th - via:
Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 19 of 34): Puppet Test  You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 “Hello, I am the Codex,” Matthew says into the tiny transmitter in his hands.... (Read More)

DAY 19: Sold Out & a Lot of Painting in Part 18 of Our Story

August 27th - via:
Wow, we are sold out of the Children's Studio Party at the $150 level. The only way to get tickets is to get the Rewards Package, which also comes with tickets to the Adult Studio Party - so win win. Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 18 of 34): A... (Read More)

DAY 18: One Spot Remains, Pete the Cat & Part 17 of Our Story

August 26th - via:
We are down to our last Children's Studio Party spot at the $150 level, and ONLY 2 rewards remain from Pete the Cat, including the amazing painting he did on the show! James Dean painting Pete the Cat on The Very Airy Library Birth of a Literacy Show... (Read More)

DAY 17: Some Huge New Rewards and Part 16 of Our Story

August 25th - via:
New Rewards! Yesterday, we had James Dean, the creator of Pete the Cat, filming in studio. If you're not familiar with Pete the Cat you probably don't have a little one at home:) James was incredibly gracious and as a part of the episode he did one... (Read More)

DAY 16: Special Announcement Coming Tomorrow and Part 15 of Our Story

August 24th - via:
We have a special announcement coming tomorrow in regards to some very special rewards provided by Pete the Cat creator, James Dean, who was in studio today filming!! Stay tuned because you might be able to get a sneak peek in a few hours if you... (Read More)

DAY 15: 2 Spots Remain & Part 14 of Our Story

August 23rd - via:
Only 2 Spots remain for our Children's Studio Party!!! Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 14 of 34): "Okay, So There's This Flying Library" “So there’s this ancient library in the middle of this old forgotten forest,” Matthew continues. “And the... (Read More)

DAY 14: A Little Detour

August 22nd - via:
Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 13 of 34) Detour: How did Stan Become Stan?  It’s 2013, and Stan Tucker is standing at the front of his second-grade classroom doing roll call. It’s his first year teaching, and he’s still getting used to the... (Read More)

DAY 13: Almost 75% and Lets Imagine a Set in Part 12 of Our Story

August 21st - via:
We are almost 75% of the way home! Thank you for spreading the word and enjoy Part 12 of our story. Birth of Literacy Show (Part 12 of 34): Just Imagine “This is where the door would go, and then your desk could go over here,” says Jared as he... (Read More)

DAY 12: Keep Spreading the Word and Part 11 of Our Story

August 20th - via:
We've had a fantastic first couple of weeks. Keep spreading the word. Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 11 of 34): A Little Twin History Matthew and Jared Young have always enjoyed making things. As twins, it’s hardly a surprise that they make a... (Read More)

DAY 11: Part 10 of Our Story

August 19th - via:
Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 10 of 34) 10. HERE’S CONNIE: Matthew, Jared, Stan, and the small crew watch as Connie Crawley reads her book, Amazing YOU! The film lights illuminate the set behind her, and the room is incredibly quiet. In fact,... (Read More)

DAY 10: 4 spots left and Part 9 of Our Story

August 18th - via:
We only have 4 spots left for our Children's Studio Party. THIS WILL SELL OUT. Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 9 of 34):  9. SHARE YOUR STORY: “Woah, it’s so cool,” Jaxon calls to his Mom as he admires the tiny set in the modest studio. “I... (Read More)

DAY 9: Adult Studio Party and Part 8 of Our Story

August 17th - via:
We are over 2/3 to our 30k goal and one reward increasing in popularity is our ADULT STUDIO PARTY. This is sure to be a fantastic evening of fun and the chance to get a rare inside look at The Very Airy Library. Only 25 spots remain. Birth of a... (Read More)

DAY 8: Almost Sold Out and Part 7 of our Story

August 16th - via:
There are only 7 slots left for our Children's Studio Party. We fully anticipate this reward to sell out so secure your spot now if you want to join us for an awesome time. Enjoy Part 7 of our story. Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 7 of 34)   7. A... (Read More)

DAY 7: 2/3 the Way Home and Part 6 of Our Story.

August 15th - via:
We are quickly approaching 2/3 of our goal($20K)! Thank you for re-sharing our posts and contributing so generously to this wonderful show. Enjoy Part 6 of our story. Birth of a Literacy Show (Part 6 of 34) 6. WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA: It’s been... (Read More)

DAY 6: Our Story Continues with Part 5

August 14th - via:
 Birth of a Literacy Show: Part 5 of 34 5. LIGHTS, CAMERA, READ: Stan, Jared, and Matthew sit across from each other in the Brothers Young Studio. "So, you want to do a YouTube show where you just read children's books?" Matthew asks. "I need a way... (Read More)

DAY 5: Part 4 of Our Story and a New Friend

August 13th - via:
Birth of a Literacy Show: Part 4 of 34 4. CLEANING HOUSE: “Do we need this?” Jared asks his brother as he holds up yet another unidentifiable piece of film gear. The room was littered with relics from a bygone era of movie production. With the... (Read More)

DAY 4: Half Way Home and Part 3 of our Story

August 12th - via:
After 3 full days we are over our half way point! Thanks for your continued support. Enjoy part 3 of our story.  Birth of a Literacy Show: Part 3 of 34   3. QUARANTINE: “Due to government regulations, we will be closing the school for the... (Read More)

DAY 3: We are officially a "Project We Love" + Part 2 in our Story

August 11th - via:
Kickstarter made us a "Project We Love." Thanks for your support. The goal for today is to reach the half way point so spread the word. Enjoy part 2 of our story. Birth of a Literacy Show: Part 2 of 34 2. THE LAST SUPPER: It’s March 2020, and the... (Read More)

Killer First Day and a Little Story for You

August 10th - via:
Thanks for making our first day a success. Leading up to the FINAL day of our Kickstarter on September 13th, we want to tell you the story of how The Very Airy Library came to be. Enjoy. Birth of a Literacy Show: Post 1 of 34 1. BEFORE THE STORM:... (Read More)

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