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“The Bubble Man” Gets Involved with Summer Reading Program

Doug Rougeux is Sharing his Passion with the Central New York Community

By Epiphany Catling SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Libraries across the country came together to create a summer reading program.  This year’s theme is Build a Better World.

The goal of this program is to encourage people to figure out what they can do to help make the world a better place.  There are different activities and events for all ages including toddlers and adults.

The Bubble Man, also known as Doug Rougeux, has decided to give back to his community while following this year’s library theme.

“I’m doing Build a Better Bubble, and I think that libraries help build a better world,” said Rougeux.

He has created a new version of the show BubbleMania specifically for the summer reading program.

Some of the things he added to the show include a  power drill, a “B” made out of PVC pipe, and a Versa Ruler. Rougeux uses these props to make different unique types of bubbles.


Rougeux said that his love for learning is what ultimately led him to participate in the reading program.

“I love the summer reading program, the whole idea of inviting the kids to find the fun of reading over the course of the summer is something that I really like.” He goes on to say that his performances are more than just fun.

“There’s a point underneath it all, that reading is important in life,” said Rougeux.

Rougeux wants to continue collaborating on future summer programs with libraries in Central New York.