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.

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

June – Snail Trail

June’s program will be done VIRTUALLY. Learn more by clicking here.

Join Slimy Snail on an adventure that takes him around the backyard and brings him face-to-face with all sorts of obstacles:  up a hill (very steep!), over a bridge (very high!), and down a slope (very slippery!). Here’s a snail’s-eye view of the backyard and a picture story that introduces the youngest readers to simple directional concepts – and ends with a clever visual surprise! 


July – Clara Caterpillar

Clara is a cute cabbage caterpillar. But to Catisha, who is catty and crimson, Clara is only a common caterpillar with no hope of becoming a colorful butterfly. Sure enough, Clara comes out cream colored. And during an encounter with a hungry crow, Clara proves that being colorful and conspicuous doesn’t compare with being common, content, and courageous.

  • Mon., July 6 at 4:30 p.m.:  Plainfield Public Library
  • Tues., July 7 at 10:30 a.m.:  Clayton Public Library
  • Tues., July 7 at 1 p.m.:  Morgan County Public Library – Monrovia
  • Wed., July 8 at 4 p.m.:  Brownsburg Public Library
  • Thurs., July 9, 3 p.m.:  Tri-Area Public Library, Jamestown
  • Thurs., July 9, 4:30 p.m.:  Roachdale Public Library
  • Friday, July 10, 2 p.m.:  Avon Public Library
  • Friday, July 10, 4 p.m.:  Danville Public Library

August – Skunk at Hemlock Circle

Children discover that they do not have to travel great distances to see great things as they read about amazing animals, insects, and birds that live in backyards across North America. This book allows the reader to explore an everyday adventure through the eyes of a skunk. 

  • Mon., Aug. 3 at 4:30 p.m.:  Plainfield Public Library
  • Tues., Aug. 4 at 10:30 a.m.:  Clayton Public Library
  • Tues., Aug. 4 at 1 p.m.:  Morgan County Public Library – Monrovia
  • Wed., Aug. 5 at 4 p.m.:  Brownsburg Public Library
  • Thurs., Aug. 6, 3 p.m.:  Tri-Area Public Library, Jamestown
  • Thurs., Aug. 6, 4:30 p.m.:  Roachdale Public Library
  • Friday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m.:  Avon Public Library
  • Friday, Aug. 7, 4 p.m.:  Danville Public Library