Dial-a-Story is here! Play a free pre-recorded story right from your phone, 24/7. No internet required.
We’re here to read to you, wherever you go! Stuck in line? Sitting down to a meal? Bored on the couch? Take a break from the computer screen, build skills, and have fun!
Remember, read-alouds are not just for younger children! Everyone, from a newborn infant to a senior citizen, reaps the benefits (from increased attention span to improved English comprehension and much more!) from listening to a story read aloud.
The time we spend reading aloud is like no other time. A miraculous alchemy takes place when one person reads to another, one that converts the ordinary stuff of life—a book, a voice, a place to sit, and a bit of time—into astonishing fuel for the heart, the mind, and the imagination.The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan Cox Gurdon
Call our Dial-a-Story line at 847-999-7600!
Current selections include:
Outside Inside by LeUyen Pham. Read for you by Ms. Ann.
We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom; illus. by Michaela Goade. Read for you by Ms. Eti.
To continue the fun and celebrate Earth Day, join Ms. Ann for two garbage/recycling storytimes on Facebook and Youtube (Monday at 1pm and Thursday at 6:30pm)! Recordings of storytimes will be available for viewing anytime after they premiere.
The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool; illus. by Alison Jay. Read for you by Mr. Rich.
When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex by Toni Buzzeo; illus. by Diana Sudyka. Read for you by Ms. Ann.
Click here to register to join us for our all-ages “Dinosaurs Rock!” event, Monday 4/19, from 6-7pm!
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Read for you by Ms. Ann.
Chapter 1: Press 6
Chapter 2: Press 7
Chapter 3: Press 8
Chapter 4: Press 9
Chapter 5: Press 10
Chapter 6: Press 11
Chapter 7: Press 12
Chapter 8: Press 13
Chapter 9: Press 14
Chapter 10: Press 15
Chapter 11: Press 16
Chapter 12: Press 17
Chapter 13: Press 18
*Note: This book contains depictions of ableism and child abuse. While still appropriate for all-ages, family listening, caregivers may want to be prepared to discuss these heavier issues with their child(ren).
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.
Part One (read for you by Mr. Lev): Press 19.
Part Two (read for you by Mr. Brian): Press 20.
Part Three (read for you by Ms. Paula): Press 21.
Part Four (read for you by Ms. Jackie): Press 22.
Part Five (read for you by Mr. Seth): Press 23.
Part Six (read for you by Ms. Emily): Press 24.
Click here to register to join us for our special author event with Matt Haig — this Wednesday, 4/21, from 6-7pm!