Library Lion read by Mindy Sterling

Library Lion is written by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes and read by Mindy Sterling. Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren’t any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how.


Hi, Welcome to the Screen Actors Guild Foundation Storyline online. I’m Mindy Sterling and I get a great chance to share this wonderful book with you. I just found it recently and fell in love with that. It’s called library lion. And it’s written by Michelle Knudsen and illustrate it by Kevin hawks. One day. Aligned to the library. He walked right past circulation, yes. Into the stacks. Mr. MC be ran down the hall to the head librarians office. Mismeasuring brother. He called New running sadness Meriwether without looking up. But there’s Alliance and MR. MC. B and the library. Is it breaking any rules? Sadness, fear whether she was very particular about rule-breaking. Well, know, said MR. MC be not really didn’t lead hidden be The Lion wandered all around the library. He sniffed the card catalog. They rubbed his head against the new book collection. Then he padding over to the story. No one was sure what to do. There weren’t any rules about lions in the library. Soon, it was time for story hour. There weren’t any rules about lions at story hour either. The story lady seemed a little nervous, but she read out the first book’s title in a good, clear voice. The lion, depth. The story lady kept reading. The Lion stayed for the next story. And the story after that, he waited for another story, but the children began to walk away. Story hour is over. A little girl told him it’s tied to the line. Looked at the children, he looked at the story lady. He looked at the closed books, and then he wrote a very loud miss Meriwether came striding out of her office. Who’s making that movies. She demanded, which the law you said MR. MC be Miss Mary Weather marched over to the lion. If you can not to be quiet, you will have to leave she setting a stern voice. Those all the rooms. The lion kept roaring. Sound, sad. The little girl TBD on mismeasuring weathers dress. If he promises to be quiet, Katie, come back for story hour tomorrow. She asked the lion stopped roaring. He looked at miss me, whether missionary, whether looked back. Then she said, Yes, a nice credit line would certainly be allowed to come back for story hour to mono. Said that the next day, The Lion King, you are early sadness Meriwether, story hours up until three o’clock, the line did not budge. Very well. Sadness. Marry whether you might as well make yourself useful. She sent him off to dust the encyclopedias until it was time for story hour. The next day, the lion came early again. This time, Ms. Mary Weather asked him to lick all the envelopes for the overdue notices. Soon the line began doing things without being asked. He dusted the encyclopedias. He licked and envelopes. He let small children stand on his back to reach and books on the pious shelves. Then he curled up in the story corner to wait for story hour to begin. At first, the people in the library were nervous about the lion, but soon they got used to having him around. In fact, he seemed very well suited for the library. Is big feet were quiet on the library for he made a comfy back rest for the children at story hour. Any never roared in the library anymore. What a helpful line. And people said, they patted his soft head as he walked by. How did we ever get along without him, MR. MC be Scout when he heard that they had always gotten along fine before, no lions were needed. Lines he thought could not understand rules. They did not belong in the library. One day after he dusted all the encyclopedias and licked all the envelopes and helped all the small children. The lion patted down the hall to miss Mary weathers office to see what else do was to do. There were still some time left before story hour. You said Miss Marie, whether I know something you could do, you can bring a book back into the stacks for me. Let me just get it down from the Miss Mary whether stepped up onto the step stool, the book was just out of reach. Miss Meriwether stood on her toes. She stretched out her fingers. All knows. She said then miss Meriwether stretched a little. Ouch. Said Miss Meriwether softly. She didn’t. Mr. maybe she called for a minute, MR. MC be but MR. MC. B was at the circulation desk. He could not hear her calling lion. Sadness me remember, please go get mr. Mcbean. The lion ran. Know Ronnie. Miss Meriwether called after him. The lion put his big front paws up on the circulation desk and looked at typically, go away. Lyons said MR. MC be, I’m busy. The lion. Why? He pointed his nose down the hall towards Miss Marie weathers office. Mr. MC be ignored him. Finally, the line did the only thing that he could think of doing. He looked MR. MC be right in the eye. Then he opened his mouth very wide, broad. The loudest roar he had ever roared is life. Mr. be gasped. You’re not being quiet if you set it, align your breaking the roles. Mr. MC be walk down the hall as best as he could. The lion did not follow him. He had broken the rules. He knew what that meant. He hung his head and walk towards the doors. Mr. MC. B did not notice Ms. Mary whether he called as he walked, mismatch, whether the lion broke the rules, don’t lie and broke the rules. He burst into missionary whether it’s Office. Her chair must marry Walter. He asked, sometimes sadness, Meriwether from the floor behind your desk. There is good reason to break the rules, even in the library. Now please go call the doctor. I think I’ve broken my own. Mr. MC be ran to call the doctor. Know Ronnie said mismeasuring whether calling after him. The next day, things will back to normal. Almost. Miss Mary, whether it’s left arm was in a cast. The doctor had told her not to work too hard. I would have my light into hip me, Miss Marie, whether thought. But the lion did not come to the library that morning. At three o’clock. Miss Mary Weather walked over to the story corner. The story lady was just beginning a story for the children. The line was not there. People, the library kept looking up from their books and computer screens, hoping they would see a familiar face. But the line did not come that day. The lie and did not come the next day either or the day after that. One evening, Mr. Mc be stopped by Ms. Mary weathers office on his way out. I do anything for you before I go? Just remember whether he Aster no. Thank you. Said Miss Marie, whether she was looking out the window, her voice was very quiet, even for the library. Mr. MC be frowned as he walked away. He thought there probably was something he could do for Miss Meriwether withdrawal, MR. MC be left library, but he did not go home. They walked around the neighborhood. He looked under cars, he looked behind bushes, he looked at backyards and trash cans and treehouses. Finally, he circled all the way back to the library. The line was sitting outside looking in to the glass doors. Hello lion said MR. MC be the line did not turn around. I thought you might like to know said Mr. Mc, be that there’s a new rule at the library. No roaring allowed. Unless you have a very good reason. Say if you’re trying to help a friend who has spin, for example, the lions ears twitched. He turned around, but Mr. Nick, me, there’s already walking away. The next day, MR. MC be walk down the hall to Ms. Mary weathers office. What he sees mystique The asked Miss Mary whether in your new sad, quiet voice. I thought you bought, but to know said MR. MC be. But there’s a lion, the library missionary with an jumped up from a chair and ran down the hall. Mr. MC be smile. He called after her. Miss Meriwether didn’t listen. Sometimes there wasn’t a good reason to break the rules. Even in the library. I love this book. And there are so many other books just like this and other types of stories with other kinds of animals in the library. And it’s so easy to just go there and check out a book or read a book in the library. And they even have people that will tell stories. So check that out. Well, hopefully I’ll see you in the library someday. (As provided by SchoolTube video transcript.)

Standards Alignment

Suggested Grade Level: K-2

The standards listed below are for the K, 1st, and 2nd grades but can easily be modified for other grades.

CCSS.SL.K.1, CCSS.SL.1.1, CCSS.SL.K.2, CCSS.SL.1.2, CCSS.SL.2.2, CCSS.RL.1.4, CCSS.RL.2.4, CCSS.RL.K.1; K.3, CCSS.RL.1.1; 1.3, CCSS.RL.2.1; 2.3, CCSS.W.K.3, CCSS.W.1.3, CCSS.W.2.3

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