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Story Time Performances


KSO Library Story Time

In partnership with the Knox County Public Library, KSO string quartets visit libraries throughout the community. Members of the quartet combine children's literature with classical selections, sound effects, and hands-on learning for pre-school aged children and their parents. Programs in public library branches are FREE and open to the public. In 2010, this program expanded to serve pre-kindergarten students in Knox County Schools and in 2015 began expansion toward serving 24 counties in upper East Tennessee.  The 2015-2016 program is “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" 


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

We gratefully acknowledge our Story Time Program Sponsors:

  • Anderson and Knox County - sponsored by: Enrichment Federal Credit Union  
  • Blount County Public Library - sponsored by: Pellissippi State Community College

Fall 2016 Library Story Time Schedule





 Wednesday, Oct. 19

 11:00 AM  Burlington Library

Friday, Nov. 4

10:15 AM Fountain City 

Tuesday, Nov. 8

11:00 AM Lawson McGhee

Tuesday, Nov. 8

4:00 PM Farragut

Thursday, Nov. 10

11:00 AM North Knoxville

Thursday, Nov. 10

4:00 PM Norwood

Tuesday, Nov. 22

10:30 AM South Knox

Tuesday, Nov. 29

10:30 AM Murphy

Wednesday, Nov. 30

11:00 AM Carter
Tuesday, Dec. 6 10:30 AM Sequoyah
Wednesday, Dec. 7 10:30 AM Halls
Thursday, Dec. 8 10:30 AM Howard Pinkston
Friday, Dec. 9 10:30 AM Powell

Wednesday, Dec. 14

10:15 AM Bearden

Thursday, Dec. 15

4:00 PM Cedar Bluff

2017 Library Story Time Schedule - coming soon!

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We would like to thank our  2016-2017 Library Story Time Sponsors:   



 (A children's book written by KSO cellist Stacy Nickell Miller and published by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra)



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

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