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Story Time Performances

KSO Library Story Time


  • 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
  • 2018-2019 program: What's Your Story?
  • Books featured include: Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein, We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Music featured includes: Mozart's Quartet No. 19 in C Major, Brahms' Lullaby, Theme from Pink Panther, Theme from Superman, Variations on a Theme from "Peter and the Wolf," Leroy Anderson's Plink, Plank, Plunk; Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King, Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever, Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Mendelssohn's String Quartet in F minor, Purple Haze, Barber's String Quartet, Borodin's String Quartet, Handel's La Rejoussance, and Entrance of the Gladiators - or - Ravel's String Quartet, Gershwin's Lullaby, Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, Handel's Water Music, Variations on a Theme from "Peter and the Wolf," Leroy Anderson's Plink, Plank, Plunk; Theme from Pink Panther, Handel's La Rejoussance, Barbara Ann, Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Mendelssohn's String Quartet in F minor, Grieg's String Quartet No. 1, Barber's String Quartet, Haydn's String Quartet Op. 75, No. 5; Promenade from "Pictures at an Exhibition," March from "Love for Three Oranges," and Bartok's Rumanian folk Dance: Maruntel
  • Free and open to the public

2018 Library Story Time Schedule in Knox County Public Library Branches




 Tuesday, November 6, 2018

 4:00 PM  Farragut Branch Library

 Wednesday, November 28, 2018

11:00 AM  Karns Branch Library

Friday, November 30, 2018

10:30 AM Powell Branch Library

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

10:30 AM Sequoyah Branch Library

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

10:15 AM Bearden Branch Library

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

11:00 AM Halls Branch Library


Date  Time Library

 Wednesday, January 9, 2019

10:30 AM   South Knoxville Branch Library

 Friday, January 11, 2019

10:15 AM  Fountain City Branch Library

 Tuesday, January 29, 2019

10:00 AM

 Murphy Branch Library


 Wednesday, January 30, 2019

11:00 AM  Carter Branch Library 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

10:00 AM  Burlington Branch Library

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

10:30 AM Clinton Public Library

Thursday, February 21, 2019

 4:00 PM Cedar Bluff Branch Library

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

10:00 AM Maynardville Public Library

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

10:30 AM Morristown-Hamblen Co. Public Library

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

10:30 AM Rockwood Public Library

Thursday, March 28, 2019

10:30 AM Blount County Public Library

Thursday, April 4, 2019

 3:30 PM Wartburg Public Library

Friday, April 5, 2019

10:30 AM Caryville Public Library

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

11:00 AM Greeneville-Greene County Public Library

We would like to thank our  2018-2019 Library Story Time Sponsors:   

 Pellissippi State Community College

 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.