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


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
  • 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


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

2016 Library Story Time Schedule

Date  Time Library

Wednesday, January 20

11:00 a.m.

Burlington Library

Friday, February 5

10:00 a.m.

H.B. Stamps Library, Rogersville

Wednesday, February 17

10:30 a.m.

Clinton Library

Thursday, February 18

10:30 a.m.

King Family Library, Sevierville

Tuesday, March 1

10:30 a.m.

E.G. Fisher Public Library

Thursday, March 10

10:30 a.m.

Blount Co. Library

Friday, March 18

10:30 a.m.

Stokely Memorial Library, Newport

Wednesday, March 30

10:30 a.m.

Rockwood Public Library

Wednesday, April 6

10:30 a.m.

Jefferson Public Library

Wednesday, April 20

10:30 a.m.

Jonesborough Public Library

Tuesday, April 26

10:30 a.m.

Oak Ridge Public Library

wednesday, april 27

10:30 a.m.

morristown-hamblen co. public library

tuesday, may 3

10:00 a.m.

maynardville public 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.