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Story Time Performances



KSO Library Story Time


  • In partnership with the Knox County Public Library
  • KSO string quartet visit library branches through the community
  • Children's literature combined with classical music, sound effects and hands-on learning
  • For pre-school aged children and their families
  • Now serving 20 counties in upper East Tennessee
  • 2016-2017 program: On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!
  • Free and open to the public

Fall 2016 Library Story Time Schedule in Knox County Public Library Branches





 Wednesday, Oct. 19

 11:00 AM  Burlington  Branch Library

Friday, Nov. 4

10:15 AM Fountain City Branch Library

Tuesday, Nov. 8

11:00 AM Lawson McGhee Branch Library

Tuesday, Nov. 8

4:00 PM Farragut Branch Library

Thursday, Nov. 10

11:00 AM North Knoxville Branch Library

Thursday, Nov. 10

4:00 PM Norwood Branch Library

Wednesday, Nov. 16

11:00 AM Karns Branch Library

Tuesday, Nov. 22

10:30 AM South Knoxville Branch Library

Tuesday, Nov. 29

10:30 AM Murphy Branch Library

Wednesday, Nov. 30

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

Wednesday, Dec. 14

10:15 AM Bearden Branch Library

Thursday, Dec. 15

4:00 PM Cedar Bluff Branch Library

2017 Library Story Time Schedule

Date  Time Library

 Wednesday, Feb. 8

 10:30 AM  Morristown-Hamblen Co. Public Library

 Wednesday, Feb. 22

 10:30 AM  Rockwood Public Library

 Tuesday, Feb. 28

 10:30 AM Oak Ridge Public Library 

Wednesday, March 1

10:30 AM Clinton Public Library

Tuesday, March 7

11:00 AM Greeneville-Greene Co. Public Library

Wednesday, March 8

1:00 PM Unicoi Co. Library

Thursday, March 9

3:30 PM Wartburg Public Library

Wednesday, March 15

10:30 AM Blaine Public Library

Tuesday, March 21

11:00 AM Huntsville Public Library

Wednesday, March 22

10:00 AM H.B. Stamps Memorial Library, Rogersville

Thursday, March 23

10:30 AM King Family Library, Sevierville

Tuesday, March 28

10:30 AM Kingsport Public Library

Wednesday, March 29

11:00 AM Johnson Co. Public Library

Wednesday, March 29

2:30 PM Elizabethton-Carter Co. Public Library

Tuesday, April 11

10:00 AM Maynardville Public Library

Wednesday, April 12

10:30 AM Washington Co. Library

Thursday, April 13

10:30 AM Blount Co. Library

Wednesday, May 3

10:30 AM Fentress Co. Public Library

Friday, May 5

10:30 AM Caryville Library

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


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



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.