Between the Lions is about a family of four lions who live in the Barnaby B. Busterfield III Memorial Public Library. But these lions aren't ferocious animals, they just love to read! The family includes loving father Theo and mother Cleo, and cubs Lionel and Leona(who is just learning to read) In each episode, a book is read out loud and a similar situation breaks out in the library, often to much chaos. The show follows a format similar to Sesame Street, where the plot is broken by repeating segments. Segments include Cliff Hanger, where an outdoorsman stuck on the side of a cliff sees a strange object and uses it to try to get off the cliff, Chicken Jane, where a chicken writes words protecting two accident prone children, and Sam Spud a detective who literally plays with words!