Dial-a-Story

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:

Froggy Goes to School by Katey Howes; illus. by Jess Engle.

Read for you by Library Board member, Georgia Talaganis.

Press 1.

No, Said Rabbit by Marjoke Henrichs.

Read for you by Mr. Rich.

Press 2.

A Bear is a Bear by Jonathan Stutzman; illus. by Dan Santat.

Read for you by special guest, Ms. Erin Fountain, Executive Director of Institute for Positive Mental Health (IPMH).

Press 3.

Can You Bear?: A Poem by Erin Fountain.

Read for you by special guest, Ms. Erin Fountain, Executive Director of Institute for Positive Mental Health (IPMH).

Press 4.

Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer by Traci Sorell; illus. by Natasha Donovan.

Read for you by Ms. Eti.

Press 5.

Dear Librarian by Lydia M. Sigwarth; illus. by Romina Galotta.

Read for you by Ms. Eti.

Press 6.

We All Play by Julie Flett.

Read for you by Ms. Eti.

Press 7.

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne.

Read for you by Mr. Rich.

Chapter 1: Press 25.

Chapter 2: Press 26.

Chapter 3: Press 27.

Chapter 4: Press 28.

Chapter 5: Press 29.

Chapter 6: Press 30.

Chapter 7: Press 31.

Like what you heard? To finish the story, click on the image of the book cover to find a copy at our library!

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