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
  • Featured books and music to be announced Fall of 2022!

 

2022 Library Story Time Schedule in Knox County Public Library Branches – Coming Fall 2022!

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

Thank you to our 2021-2022 Library Story Time Sponsors:

Fall 2021: Titanic Museum Attraction, Julia Caroline White, and City Council of Knoxville members:
Vice Mayor McKenzie, Councilmember Fugate, Councilmember Rider, Councilmember Roberto, Councilmember Singh, Councilmember Testerman, Councilmember Thomas

Spring 2022: Titanic Museum Attraction, The Nora Roberts Foundation, Julia Caroline White, and City Council of Knoxville members:
Vice Mayor McKenzie, Councilmember Fugate, Councilmember Rider, Councilmember Roberto, Councilmember Singh, Councilmember Testerman, Councilmember Thomas

 

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 Amazon.com. 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.