Summer Storytime featuring Bill Childs of “Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child”

Jul 11, 2017

Tuesday, July 11
10 a.m.
Atrium, 10th Floor
LBJ Presidential Library

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Join the LBJ Presidential Library for their Summer Storytime series! 

Featured Guest
Our Tuesday, July 11 featured guest is Bill Childs, host and producer of Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child on KUTX98.9. Childs will be reading We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song as well as playing different versions of the song. A hands-on activity will follow. Best suited for children 10 years old and under.

Bill Childs

For nearly a decade, Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child has provided the soundtrack to thousands of childhoods across the country. The show plays "indie music for indie kids," including the best of music aimed at kids (like Dan Zanes, Moona Luna, Ella Jenkins, Elizabeth Mitchell, Lunch Money, Caspar Babypants, and They Might Be Giants) right alongside kid-friendly tracks from the likes of The Ramones, Mike Doughty, Ella Fitzgerald, Brian Eno, Pizzicato Five, Andrew Bird, Fishbone, and more. Throw in book reviews and exclusive in-studios from dozens of artists and you've got an idea of what the show is about—it's not your typical kids' programming.

Today, Spare the Rock is based out of Austin, Texas and can be heard on its flagship station KUTX98.9 or online at

Childs also runs Spare the Rock Records, which has released four compilation family albums that have raised more than $125,000 for nonprofits such as the Haitian People's Support Project and It Gets Better.

Location & Parking
The LBJ Library is located at 2313 Red River St. Free visitor parking is available in lot #38, located directly off Red River St.

For more information or questions, please contact the LBJ Library Education Department at [email protected].

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Contact Us

Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
[email protected]

Deborah Arronge
Membership Manager

LBJ Presidential Library
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