Lima, OH (December 2, 2022) The Lima Symphony Orchestra’s popular Symphony Storytime program returns to libraries this winter beginning in December. Featuring performances by musicians from the Lima Symphony Orchestra, this program focuses on the wonder of winter!


  • Tuesday, December 13 at 6PM – Putnam County District Library (136 Putnam Pkwy, Ottawa, OH 45875)
  • Thursday, December 22 at 11AM – Mary Lou Johnson Hardin County District Library (325 E Columbus St, Kenton, OH 43326)
  • Saturday, January 14 at 11AM – Saint Mary’s Community Public Library (140 S Chestnut St, St Marys, OH 45885)
  • Tuesday, January 17 at 10:30AM – Auglaize County Public District Library (203 Perry St, Wapakoneta, OH 45895)
  • Monday, February 13 at 6PM – Stallo Memorial Library (196 E 4th St, Minster, OH 45865)

For this innovative program, children and their families will enjoy classic selections in celebration of winter and snow! This program features the classic Ukrainian folk tale The Mitten as told by Jan Brett, the award-winning Ezra Jack Keats classic The Snowy Day, and The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson, all accompanied by live music from Lima Symphony Orchestra musicians. The program will engage kids’ imaginations and get them singing along as visions of sugarplums dance in their heads! With a focus on creative movement and music literacy, “Symphony Storytime” is designed to spark children’s imaginations and foster a lifelong appreciation for music. This program is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public.


  • The Mitten by Jan Brett (1989)
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (1962)
  • The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler (2004)

Music Selections:

  • Winter from “The Four Seasons”by Antonio Vivaldi
  • Troika from “Lieutenant Kije” by Sergei Prokofiev
  • Romance from “Lieutentant Kije” by Sergei Prokofiev

These performances are part of the Lima Symphony’s ongoing commitment to music education and their firm belief that music and other arts are critical tools in building strong communities.  This project is supported by the following underwriters:

Symphony Storytime Sponsors:

  • AC Dienstberger Foundation
  • G.A. Wintzer & Son Co.
  • State Bank
  • Thermal Gard Window and Door
  • Van Wert County Foundation

Kenton Rotary Foundation