Knoxville, TN - Thanks to a grant from the Knox County Public Library Foundation, Saturdays at the Library will snap, tap, and sing with professional storytellers and musicians. In its third year, Saturday Stories & Songs has provided parents and caretakers who work during the week a chance to bring their children to one of four libraries at 11:00 a.m. each weekend.  There, they will experience great performers as they bring to life nursery rhymes, singalongs, and stories of all kinds, appropriate for all ages.

The Library Foundation has made weekend programming available for three years through its Margaret Dickson Fund.  The Library provides over 40 storytimes during the week, but due to staffing constraints, is not able to extend those programs to the weekend.

“With the support of the Library Foundation, we are now able to offer our family programming to those who cannot get here during the week,” comments Myretta Black, Library Director. “We are very grateful for the Foundation’s ongoing support. We simply would not be able to provide weekend programming otherwise.”  The Foundation has provided $10,000 a year for a total of $30,000 since the program began.

Saturday programs take place at 11:00 a.m. at  Lawson McGhee Library, Cedar Bluff Branch Library, Fountain City Branch Library and Powell Branch Library. They are free and open to the public. For more information, visit or contact Erin Nguyen at (865) 215-8725 or by email at


January 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Cedar Bluff                               Becca Tedesco, storytime
Lawson McGhee Library        Sean McCollough, musician
Fountain City                            Brianna Hanson, storytime
Powell                                        Faye Wooden, storyteller
January 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Cedar Bluff                              Miss Lynn,  musician
Lawson McGhee Library       Becca Tedesco, storytime
Fountain City                          Melissa Mastrogiovanni, storytime
Powell                                       Brianna Hanson, storytime
January 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Cedar Bluff                               Sean McCollough, musician
Lawson McGhee Library        Laurie Fisher, storytime
Fountain City                           Emagene Reagan, storytime
Powell                                      Georgi Schmitt, storyteller and musician
February 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Cedar Bluff                                Molly Moore, storytime (emphasis babies)
Lawson McGhee Library         Faye Wooden, storyteller
Fountain City                             Laurie Fisher, storytime
Powell                                         Becca Tedesco, storytime
February 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Cedar Bluff                              Charlene Ellis, storytime (emphasis babies)
Lawson McGhee Library       Kindermusik
Fountain City                          Robin Milhollan, storytime
Powell                                      Miss Lynn, musician and storyteller
February 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Cedar Bluff                             Brianna Hanson, storytime
Lawson McGhee Library      Georgi Schmitt, storyteller and musician
Fountain City                         Sean McCollough, musician
Powell                                     Emagene Reagan, storytime
February 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Cedar Bluff                               Kindermusik
Lawson McGhee Library        Molly Moore, storytime (emphasis babies)
Fountain City                        Georgi Schmitt, storyteller
Powell                                  Sean McCollough, musician

About the Knox County Public Library Foundation
The Knox County Public Library Foundation is a non-profit entity created to collect, invest, and distribute funds donated for the improvement of Knox County Public Library. Established in 2007, the Library Foundation is committed to maintaining a strong public library—a necessity for a healthy and vital community. For more information

Saturday Stories & Songs | Knox County Public Library
A free series highlighting storytelling and children's music, perfect for patrons who can’t attend the Library's weekday storytimes.

​Mary Pom Claiborne
Knox County Public Library
(865) 215-8767