Dial-a-Story: 847-232-8600 

Welcome to MPPL’s Dial-a-Story! We’re here to read to you, wherever and whenever with Dial-a-Story. Call 847-232-8600 to listen to stories, jokes, songs, and more. Some items are read by your librarians, and some by other great narrators, but all have been carefully selected by library staff. Play a free pre-recorded story right from your phone, 24/7. Just call 847-232-8600 and follow the prompts to select the number of what you’d like to hear. 

Our menu selections vary and change monthly, so we have created this go-to Web page for you to see what is playing during a specific month. 

At the end of each selection, you will automatically be redirected to the main menu. However, if you don’t want to wait, you can press # to go to the main menu. 

January 2022 Selections: 

Links in this list show print, audiovisual, and electronic materials in the Mount Prospect Public Library’s collection with the same title that are available for check-out. 

Press 1 to listen to this menu in Spanish.   

Press to listen to Dinosaur Jokes read by Miss Anne. 

Press 3 to listen to the story, Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle and illustrated by Jill McElmurry, read by Miss Becca.  This story is read with permission from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 

Press 4 to listen to the story, Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney, read by Miss Mary. This story is read with permission from Viking Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. 

Press 5 to listen to the story, New Year’s Day in the Woods by Laura E. Howe Richards. This is a Librivox recording. 

Press 6 to listen to the story, The House That Jack Built by Randolph Caldecott. This is a Librivox recording. 

Press 7 to listen to the story El Loro Pelado / The Bald Parrot by Horacio Quiroga. This is a Librivox recording and is in Spanish.  

Press 8 to listen to the story, Vivan las Unas de Colores / I Love my Colorful Nails by Alicia Acosta, read by Miss Claire. This story is in Spanish. This story is read with permission from NubeOcho. 

 Press 9 to listen to the book review of La Burrita Baldomera / Baldomera the Donkey by Enrique G. Ballesteros and Ismael F. Arias, read by Miss Claire.  This book review is in Spanish.  

Press 10 to listen to the book review, A New Day by Brad Meltzer and Dan Santat, read by Miss Becca. 

Press 11 to listen to the book review, The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Pollution Problem by Colleen Paeff, read by Miss Becca.