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:

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal.

Read for you by Ms. Ann.

Press 1.

Catching Thoughts by Bonnie Clark, illus. by Summer Macon.

Read for you by Ms. Ann.

Press 2.

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by Kimberly and James Dean

Read for you by Ms. Ann.

Press 3.

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond, illus. by Peggy Fortnum.

Read for you by Ms. Emily.

Chapter 4: Press 4.

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Read for you by Ms. Ann.

Chapter 1: Press 5

Chapter 2: Press 6

*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).

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