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Library preps for symphony visit

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By Beth Braden

A string quartet from the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will stop by the Caryville Library on April 4 at 10:30 a.m. for story time. It is the group’s third annual visit to the library.
“They will read the stories and they provide sound effects,” said librarian Robyn Turner.
Each year, KSO plans a program that tours area libraries. This year, the theme is “How Many Cats?” a focus on numbers and counting.
A string quartet will provide accompanying music as a fifth person reads through three books, “When Cats Go Wrong,” “How Many Cats” and “Keith the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.”
To prepare for the event, March story times at the library have focused on music and making instruments.
After the quartet performs, they will host an “instrument petting zoo,” Turner said.
“They bring instruments and let the children play them. It’s really cool. Last year they had four or five different instruments. The children will be in line and they’ll get to do each instrument,” she said.
Last year, more than 50 children attended the event. Turner hopes to see even more this year. The event coincides with the school system’s spring break.