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. 

July 2021 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 the poem, Good Night and Good Morning by James Hiram Fassett. 
  • Press 2 to listen to the story, The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Anderson. 
  • Press 3 to listen to the story, Juno’s Wonderful Troubles by E. Muller. 
  • Press 4 to listen to the story, Which Was the King by James Baldwin. 
  • Press 5 to listen to the story, The Rooster Who Would Not be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy, read by Miss Claire. This story is in Spanish. 
  • Press 6 to learn about World Chocolate Day from Mrs. Capra. 
  • Press 7 to listen to jokes read by Miss Anne. 
  • Press 8 to listen to fun science facts read by Miss Katie. 
  • Press 9 to listen to the book review, Happy by Nicola Edwards and Katie Hickey read by Miss Becca. This book review is in honor of World Listening Day, which is Sunday, July 18, 2021.
  • Press 10 to listen to the book review, Outside, Inside by LeUyen Pham, read by Miss Becca.