Animal Tales Library Programs

Under normal circumstances, our Park Naturalists and volunteers come to your local library each month to share a story about a native animal and a related craft or activity. However, with the ever-changing circumstances involving the COVID-19 pandemic, Animal Tales maybe become Virtual Animal Tales on any given month.

Please check our Facebook page or your local public library in advance of each month’s program for updates.

  • Avon-Washington Township Public Library:  (317) 272-4818
  • Brownsburg Public Library:  (317) 852-3167
  • Clayton – Liberty Township Public Library:  (317) 539-2991
  • 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

Animal Tales and Virtual Animal Tales are FREE to attend and are most appropriate for preschool to upper elementary age children. Advance registration for in-person Animal Tales is required by contacting your library.


Upcoming Stories

May – Step Gently Out

What would happen if you walked very, very quietly and looked ever so carefully at the natural world outside? You might see a cricket leap, a moth spread her wings, or a spider step across a silken web. In simple, evocative language, Helen Frost offers a hint at the many tiny creatures around us.

 

 


June – Fireflies!

A young boy is proud of having caught a jar full of fireflies, which seems to him like owning a piece of moonlight, but as the light begins to dim he realizes he must set the insects free or they will die. 

 

 

 


July – How to Hide a Butterfly

Go on a fascinating nature hunt to find the butterflies, bees, inchworms, and other intriguing insects hiding in the brilliantly-painted pages of this book.

 

 

 


August – Flight of the Honeybee

A tiny honeybee emerges from the hive for the first time. Using sunlight, landmarks, and scents to remember the path, she goes in search of pollen and nectar to share with the thousands of other bees in her hive. She uses her powerful sense of smell to locate the flowers that sustain her, avoids birds that might eat her, and returns home to share her finds with her many sisters.