Animal Tales Library Programs

When: Monthly
Where: At all Hendricks County Libraries
How Much: 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. Some libraries prefer advance registration due to space limitations, so be sure to check with your library about their policy.

For Brownsburg Public Library programs: Call library at (317) 852-3167 to register in advance.

For Avon-Washington Township Public Library programs: Call library at (317) 272-4818 to register in advance.


Upcoming Library Programs

May – Lousy Rotten Stinkin’ Grapes

Fox wants to reach the grapes, but they’re too high for him to reach. He’s nothing if not crafty, and in this humorous new spin on the well-known fable, Fox’s scheme is taken to new heights.

  • Tues., May 2 at 2pm: Roachdale Public Library
  • Wed., May 3 at 1:30pm: Coatesville Public Library
  • Wed., May 3 at 4pm: Brownsburg Public Library
  • Thurs., May 4 at 2pm: Tri-Area Library, Jamestown
  • Thurs., May 4 at 4pm: Clayton Public Library
  • Fri., May 5 at 2pm: Avon Public Library
  • Fri., May 5 at 4pm: Danville Public Library

 


June – The Honeybee and the Robber

Follow an adventurous honeybee as she goes about her busy day, sipping nectar from flowers, avoiding hungry birds and playing with butterflies. But when a robber bear comes looking for honey, all the bees must rush out to defend their home.

  • Tues., June 6 at 2pm: Roachdale Public Library
  • Wed., June 7 at 4pm: Brownsburg Public Library
  • Thurs., June 8 at 2pm: Tri-Area Library, Jamestown
  • Thurs., June 8 at 4pm: Clayton Public Library
  • Fri., June 9 at 12:30pm: Plainfield Public Library
  • Fri., June 9 at 2pm: Avon Public Library
  • Fri., June 9 at 4pm: Danville Public Library

 


July – The Very Lonely Firefly

In this classic and heartwarming story, a very lonely firefly finally finds the friends he is seeking at the end of a tireless search for belonging. Carle’s rich, collage-like art and gentle text will be comfortingly familiar to his millions of fans.

  • Wed., July 5 at 4pm: Brownsburg Public Library
  • Thurs., July 6 at 2pm: Tri-Area Library, Jamestown
  • Thurs., July 6 at 4pm: Clayton Public Library
  • Fri., July 7 at 12:30pm: Plainfield Public Library
  • Fri., July 7 at 2pm: Avon Public Library
  • Fri., July 7 at 4pm: Danville Public Library

August – The Butterfly

Where do butterflies come from? The little stripy caterpillar in this vibrant picture book will reveal all! Young children will be enchanted and amazed as they follow the caterpillar as he munches his way through this charming story and transforms into a beautiful butterfly.

  • Tues., August 1 at 2pm: Roachdale Public Library
  • Wed., August 2 at 4pm: Brownsburg Public Library
  • Thurs., August 3 at 2pm: Tri-Area Library, Jamestown
  • Thurs., August 3 at 4pm: Clayton Public Library
  • Fri., August 4 at 12:30pm: Plainfield Public Library
  • Fri., August 4 at 2pm: Avon Public Library
  • Fri., August 4 at 4pm: Danville Public Library