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Happy Dance Like a Chicken Day!

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Did you know that May 14 is National Dance Like a Chicken Day? Have you ever done the dance at a wedding or other celebration? “The Chicken Dance” song was composed by an accordion player named Werner Thomas from Switzerland back in the 1950’s. It was originally entitled “Der Ententanz”, translates to “The Duck Dance.” It came to the United States in the 1970’s, but became really famous in the 1980’s. The famous moves of the repetitive beak, wing, and tail motions are known to so many. We’d love to see you show off your moves.

Watch our video and then get your family together and post to our Instagram #PLYMCAnywhere! 

We can’t wait to see all the cool moves! Have fun!


Fun E-Books for children with chickens available through OverDrive:

The Spring Chicken by Mary Tillworth

Big Egg by Molly Coxe

Chicken on Vacation by Adam Lehrhaupt


Jenni Hemphill is the current Assistant Supervisor for the Boardman, Springfield, and Greenford locations. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education (K-12) in 2001 and a Master’s of Library and Information Science plus K-12 degree in 2015, both from Kent State University. She taught at the Ohio School for the Deaf for ten years, where she taught all ages, and has been a contract interpreter for the deaf locally.

She started at PLYMC back in 2014 and loves helping patrons, of any age, find their next best read, and going out into the community to schools for off-site programming. She currently runs the ASL Club Program for PLYMC.

Her and her husband have two children, who attend Springfield Local Schools. She loves to read, spend time with family, and trying new things.