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

May – The Bumblebee Queen

Describes and beautifully illustrates the life of a typical North American bumblebee queen in simple, captivating language. Follow the queen as she finds an underground nest, gathers nectar, lays eggs, and tends her colony through spring, summer, and fall. All aspects of the bumblebee queen’s life cycle are fully explained in fascinating, easily understood details. You can almost hear the constant buzz and smell the flowers.

  • Mon., May 6 at 4:30pm:  Plainfield Public Library
  • Wed., May 8 at 1:30pm:  Coatesville Public Library
  • Wed., May 8 at 4pm:  Brownsburg Public Library
  • Thurs., May 9, 3pm:  Roachdale Public Library
  • Thurs., May 9, 4:30pm:  Tri-Area Public Library, Jamestown
  • Fri., May 10, 2pm:  Avon Public Library
  • Fri., May 10, 4pm:  Danville Public Library

June – Henry the Impatient Heron

Henry the Heron couldn’t stand still! He was always moving, and it drove everyone crazy! His brother and sister yelled at him for stepping on their heads, and Mom and Dad could barely get food into his little baby mouth. But herons must stand still to catch their food, so how would Henry ever be able to eat on his own? Henry learns a valuable lesson from the King of Camouflage! Filled with hilarious and lighthearted illustrations to enhance the meaningful lesson on the importance of just being still for both herons and kids alike.

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

July – The Ant and the Grasshopper

This Aesop fable describes how a hungry grasshopper begs for food from an ant when winter comes and is refused. The situation sums up moral lessons about the virtues of hard work and planning for the future.

  • Mon., July 1 at 4:30pm:  Plainfield Public Library
  • Tues., July 2 at 10:30am:  Clayton Public Library
  • Tues., July 2 at 1pm:  Morgan County Public Library, Monrovia
  • Wed., July 3 at 4pm:  Brownsburg Public Library
  • Fri., July 5, 2pm:  Avon Public Library
  • Fri., July 5, 4pm:  Danville Public Library

August – Little Tad Grows Up

When he loses his tail and begins to notice legs growing out of his body, Little Tadpole is worried about the changes he is going through. But with reassuring words from an old frog, Little Tadpole becomes excited about the new life he will lead when the transformation is complete.

  • Mon., Aug. 5 at 4:30pm:  Plainfield Public Library
  • Tues., Aug. 6 at 10:30am:  Clayton Public Library
  • Tues., Aug. 6 at 1pm:  Morgan County Public Library, Monrovia
  • Wed., Aug. 7 at 4pm:  Brownsburg Public Library
  • Thurs., Aug. 8, 3pm:  Roachdale Public Library
  • Thurs., Aug. 8, 4:30pm:  Tri-Area Public Library, Jamestown
  • Fri., Aug. 9, 2pm:  Avon Public Library
  • Fri., Aug. 9, 4pm:  Danville Public Library