Animal Tales Library Programs

When: Monthly
Where: At area public 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.

***NEW!*** Beginning in September, 2018, we have new schedules for most libraries, AND we’ve added the Monrovia branch of the Morgan County Public Library to our schedule! Be sure to double-check the schedule of your favorite public library in September and beyond so that you don’t miss out on Animal Tales!

***NEW!*** Beginning in September, 2018, 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.
  • Coatesville – Clay Township Public Library:  (317) 386-2355
  • 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

March – Little Beaver and the Echo

This is the much-loved story of Little Beaver, who lives all alone by the edge of a pond. He doesn’t have a friend in the world. One day, when he starts to cry, he hears someone else crying, too. So Little Beaver sets off to find this kindred spirit. Along the way, he’s joined by a duck, an otter, and a turtle, who each claim, “I do need a friend, but it wasn’t me who was crying.” Will Little Beaver ever find the creature who was crying, and make a friend at last?

  • Mon., March 4 at 4:30pm:  Plainfield Public Library
  • Tues., March 5 at 10:30am:  Clayton Public Library
  • Tues., March 5 at 1pm:  Morgan County Public Library, Monrovia
  • Wed., March 6 at 1:30pm:  Coatesville Public Library
  • Wed., March 6 at 4pm:  Brownsburg Public Library
  • Thurs., March 7, 3pm:  Roachdale Public Library
  • Thurs., March 7, 4:30pm:  Tri-Area Public Library, Jamestown
  • Fri., March 8, 2pm:  Avon Public Library
  • Fri., March 8, 4pm:  Danville Public Library

April – Rabbits & Raindrops

It’s the first day outside the nest for Mother Rabbit’s five babies, and all sorts of new creatures and adventures await them. But when a sudden rain shower sends the rabbits scurrying for shelter under the hedge, the other wild animals come to visit them! Jim Arnosky’s graceful watercolors and simple text are sure to delight children experiencing nature’s wonders for the first time.

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