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

The 2015-2016 program is “Every Hero Has A Story."  

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
  • Caryville Public Library - sponsored by: GNC Lafollette
  • King Family Library in Sevierville - sponsored by: Tennessee State Bank

Through the generous support of the Lura-Lee G. and William E. Lange Foundation, the KSO is working to serve a 24 county area in East Tennessee. Through the support of the foundation in 2015, the Story Time program expanded to include Cumberland, Hamblen, Hawkins, Roane, Sevier, Union, and Washington counties.

2015 Library Story Time Schedule

Date  Time Library

Thursday, April 9

11:00 a.m.

Johnson City Public Library

Wednesday, April 15

10:30 a.m.

Clinton Library

Tuesday, April 21

10:30 a.m.

Oak Ridge Public Library

Tuesday, April 28

10:00 a.m. (CST)

Art Circle Public Library, Crossville

Wednesday, April 29

10:30 a.m.

Morristown/Hamblen County Public Library

Saturday, May 16

11:00 & 11:30 a.m.

Knox County Public Library's

Children's Festival of Reading

Music Tent, World's Fair Park

Wednesday, November 4

10:15 a.m.

Bearden Branch Library

Thursday, November 5

10:30 a.m.

Howard Pinkston Branch Library

Thursday, November 5

4:00 p.m.

Norwood Branch Library

Friday, November 6

10:15 a.m.

Fountain City Branch Library

Tuesday, November 10

10:30 a.m.

Sequoyah Branch Library

Tuesday, November 10

4:00 p.m.

Farragut Branch Library

Thursday, November 12

11:00 a.m.

North Knoxville Branch Library

Wednesday, November 18

11:00 a.m.

Karns Branch Library

Thursday, November 19

11:00 a.m.

Lawson McGhee Library

Tuesday, November 24

10:30 a.m.

South Knoxville Branch Library

Tuesday, December 1

10:30 a.m.

Murphy Branch Library

Wednesday, December 9

11:00 a.m.

Carter Branch Library

Thursday, December 10

4:00 p.m.

Cedar Bluff Branch Library

Friday, December 11

10:30 a.m.

Powell Branch Library

Wednesday, December 16

10:30 a.m.

Halls Branch Library

We would like to thank our  2014-2015 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 and at Smart Toys and Books.

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