Animal Tales Library Programs

When: Monthly
Where: At area public libraries
Cost: Free

Our Park Naturalists come to your local library each month to share a story about a native animal and a related craft or activity with preschool through upper elementary age children. This program is FREE to attend.

Advance registration is required for most public libraries. Reserve your spot by calling your favorite public library in advance:

  • Avon-Washington Township Public Library:  (317) 272-4818
  • Brownsburg Public Library:  (317) 852-3167
  • Clayton – Liberty Township Public Library:  No advance registration required.
  • Danville – Center Township Public Library:  (317) 745-2604
  • Jamestown – Tri-Area Public Library:  (765) 676-6190
  • Monrovia branch of Morgan County Public Library:  (317) 996-4307
  • Plainfield – Guilford Township Public Library:  (317) 839-6602
  • Roachdale – Franklin Township Public Library:  (765) 522-1491

Upcoming Library Programs

October – As the Crow Flies

All day long, you’re on the go. You don’t have time to watch a crow. But we’re here . . . and here . . . and there. We poke our beaks in everywhere. Crows can be noisy. They can be nosy and bold, too, which some people find annoying. But if you are lucky enough to live in a place where crows roost, you know they can also be funny, ingenious and beautiful. This book is as beautiful to look at and as it is fun to read, and it will make the imagination soar as high as the crow flies.

  • Mon., Oct. 7 at 4:30pm:  Plainfield Public Library
  • Tues., Oct. 8 at 10:30am:  Clayton Public Library
  • Tues., Oct. 8 at 1pm:  Morgan County Public Library, Monrovia
  • Wed., Oct. 9 at 4pm:  Brownsburg Public Library
  • Thurs., Oct. 10, 3pm:  Tri-Area Public Library, Jamestown 
  • Thurs., Oct. 10, 4:30pm: Roachdale Public Library
  • Fri., Oct. 11, 2pm:  Avon Public Library
  • Fri., Oct. 11, 4pm:  Danville Public Library

November – Gobble, Gobble

A girl is fascinated by the flock of wild turkeys living near her home. Simple, rhyming text describes the appearance and habits of the birds throughout the year. In the spring, Jenny watches from her window as “Toms strut and/puff to look their/best. Turkey hens make/shallow nests.” Respectful of nature, she observes from a distance as baby poults hatch in the summer and roost high in backyard trees in autumn. In the winter, Jenny follows a trail of footprints and spies her turkey friends perched on top of a snowman. Falwell’s collage illustrations include leaf prints and vibrantly capture the changing seasonal landscapes. An afterword, “Jenny’s Journal,” provides more facts about wild turkeys. This informational picture book will inspire young naturalists to explore their own surroundings.

  • Mon., Nov. 4 at 4:30pm:  Plainfield Public Library
  • Wed., Nov. 6 at 4pm:  Brownsburg Public Library
  • Thurs., Nov. 7, 3pm:  Tri-Area Public Library, Jamestown 
  • Thurs., Nov. 7, 4:30pm: Roachdale Public Library
  • Fri., Nov. 8, 2pm:  Avon Public Library
  • Fri., Nov. 8, 4pm:  Danville Public Library

December – Owl Moon

Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird. But there is no answer. Wordlessly the two companions walk along, for when you go owling you don’t need words. You don’t need anything but hope. Sometimes there isn’t an owl, but sometimes there is. 

  • Mon., Dec. 2 at 4:30pm:  Plainfield Public Library
  • Tues., Dec. 3 at 10:30am:  Clayton Public Library
  • Tues., Dec. 3 at 1pm:  Morgan County Public Library, Monrovia
  • Wed., Dec. 4 at 4pm:  Brownsburg Public Library
  • Thurs., Dec. 5, 3pm:  Tri-Area Public Library, Jamestown 
  • Thurs., Dec. 5, 4:30pm: Roachdale Public Library
  • Fri., Dec. 6, 2pm:  Avon Public Library
  • Fri., Dec. 6, 4pm:  Danville Public Library