Kids from ages 3 and up showed up at the Cordova Branch of the Memphis Public Libraries for Tunes and Tales. Sharon Evrard was the storyteller for the morning and five orchestra members from the Memphis Symphony Orchestra assisted in the storytelling with their musical accompaniment to her reading. The library quickly filled up with happy and excited kids who could wait for the excitement to get started.
Once the music was over, Sharon helped the kids make crowns that they could wear home. Many of the kids stayed to find more books to read. My daughter who is almost 12, decided she wanted to stay at the library and do homework.
Collaborations Make Memphis Better!
Every weekend something is going on at the Memphis Public Libraries. The goal is to expand the world of local children by exposing them to #BeAmazing organizations and local talent like that of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. If you haven't added the Public Libraries as one of your frequent destinations for your family, you are missing out.
These types of collaborations bring our city closer together and they truly enrich the lives of our local youth. I would encourage local business owners and non profit organizations to look for ways to work together and for ways to enhance our great city.
About the Cordova Brand of the Public Libraries
The Cordova Library was opened in the late 1980s under the direction of Judith A. Drescher, the first female library director in Memphis. The spacious branch bursts with a variety of programs from multilingual storytimes and classic film showings to English classes and music lessons.
About the Memphis Symphony Orchestra
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra, under Music Director Robert Moody, strives to transform our community through the power of music. More than 400 musicians, staff and volunteers make up the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Chorus and the Memphis Symphony League, operating educational programs, organizing community engagement events and performing concerts. Find information about all upcoming performances, watch videos from select concerts, get details on the Symphony’s involvement in the Memphis community, and find out how to support MSO by visiting www.memphissymphony.org.