Story Time in Public Libraries

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KSO Library Story Time:

A KSO string quartet and narrator combine children’s literature with classical selections, sound effects, and hands-on learning for young students.

  • In partnership with the Knox County Public Library and public libraries in nineteen upper East Tennessee counties
  • KSO string quartet visits library branches throughout the local community and East Tennessee
  • Combines children’s literature with classical music, sound effects and hands-on learning
  • For pre-school aged children and their families
  • Free and open to the public
  • 2020-2021 program: Imagine Your Story
  • Featured books and music to be announced this fall


2020 Library Story Time Schedule in Knox County Public School Library Branches

2020 Fall




Wednesday, November 4, 2020

10:00 AM

Burlington Public Library
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

10:30 AM

Sequoyah Public Library
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

11:00 AM

Halls Public Library
Thursday, November 19, 2020

4:00 PM

Cedar Bluff Branch Library
Friday, November 20, 2020

10:15 AM

Fountain City Public Library
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

4:00 PM

Farragut Public Library
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

10:30 AM

South Knoxville Public Library
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

10:00 AM

Murphy Public Library 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

11:00 AM

Karns Public Library 
Thursday, December 10, 2020

4:00 PM

Norwood Public Library 

For more information about the Story Time Program, please email the Director of Education & Community Partnerships.

Thank you to our 2020-2021 Library Story Time Sponsor: Pellissippi State Community College.


Better Than Cookies, As Good As Cake

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra published a children’s book about classical music written by KSO cellist Stacy Nickell Miller. Entitled Better Than Cookies, As Good As Cake, the book tells the story of a young girl who receives a violin. She finds that the sound that her violin makes, both alone and as part of a string quartet, is better than cookies and as good as cake. The characters in the book, illustrated by Stephen Brown, are loosely based on members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

This book is available for purchase at Click here to watch a digital reading of this story (accompanied by KSO musicians).

Special thank you to Sam Furrow and Jim and Kay Clayton for making this project possible.