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

April – Skunk’s Spring Surprise

When Skunk wakes up from her long winter nap, she can’t wait to see all of her friends. But they’re nowhere to be found! Do they think she stinks? Poor Skunk is fuming…until she discovers the real reason her friends are missing.

  • Tues., April 3 at 2pm: Roachdale Public Library
  • Wed., April 4 at 4pm: Brownsburg Public Library
  • Thurs., April 5 at 2pm: Tri-Area Library, Jamestown
  • Thurs., April 5 at 4pm: Clayton Public Library
  • Fri., April 6 at 12:30pm: Plainfield Public Library
  • Fri., April 6 at 2pm: Avon Public Library
  • Fri., April 6 at 4pm: Danville Public Library

May – The Busy Beaver

The busy but careless beaver spends his days following random impulses, rarely thinking things through, and leaving in his wake a devastated forest filled with stumps, half-nibbled trees, and injured, homeless animals. But then one day, the beaver finds himself on the wrong side of a falling tree, which, as it turns out, is just the thing to knock some sense into him.

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

June – The Fox in the Dark

Who’s afraid of the fox in the dark? Rabbit is. So are Duck, Mouse, and Lamb. They all squish into Rabbit’s house to hide. But is the fox really as scary as they think?

  • Tues., June 5 at 2pm: Roachdale Public Library
  • Wed., June 6 at 4pm: Brownsburg Public Library
  • Thurs., June 7 at 2pm: Tri-Area Library, Jamestown
  • Thurs., June 7 at 4pm: Clayton Public Library
  • Fri., June 8 at 12:30pm: Plainfield Public Library
  • Fri., June 8 at 2pm: Avon Public Library
  • Fri., June 8 at 4pm: Danville Public Library

July – In the Pond

Follow the adventures of a wriggly tadpole in this captivating picture book that peeks into the depths of a cool, dark pond. The simple and engaging text is accompanied by vibrant illustrations as young readers encounter enormous fish, fluffy ducklings, and shimmering dragonflies.

  • Tues., July 3 at 2pm: Roachdale Public Library
  • Thurs., July 5 at 2pm: Tri-Area Library, Jamestown
  • Thurs., July 5 at 4pm: Clayton Public Library
  • Fri., July 6 at 12:30pm: Plainfield Public Library
  • Fri., July 6 at 2pm: Avon Public Library
  • Fri., July 6 at 4pm: Danville Public Library

August – The Salamander Room

A boy finds a salamander in the woods and imagines the many things he can do to turn his room into a perfect salamander home. Together, Anne Mazer and Steve Johnson have created a woodland paradise that any salamander would love to share with a child.

  • Tues., Aug. 7 at 2pm: Roachdale Public Library
  • Wed., Aug. 8 at 4pm: Brownsburg Public Library
  • Thurs., Aug. 9 at 2pm: Tri-Area Library, Jamestown
  • Thurs., Aug. 9 at 4pm: Clayton Public Library
  • Fri., Aug. 10 at 12:30pm: Plainfield Public Library
  • Fri., Aug. 10 at 2pm: Avon Public Library
  • Fri., Aug. 10 at 4pm: Danville Public Library