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.

April 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.

  1. Press 1 to listen to the poem, When We Were Very Young, Poems 6-10 by A.A. Milne. 
  2. Press 2 to listen to the poem, At the Pond by Emilie Poulsson. 
  3. Press 3 to listen to the story, The Leap-Frog by Hans Christian Anderson.  
  4. Press 4 to listen to the story, La Bella Durmiente by Charles Perrault. This story is in Spanish. 
  5. Press 5 to listen to the story, Charlie Parker Played Be Bop by Chris Raschka, read by Miss Julie. This story is in honor of National Jazz Appreciation Month and with permission from Scholastic Inc.   
  6. Press 6 to listen to science facts in honor of Earth Day read by Mrs. Capra.  
  7. Press 7 to listen to jokes in honor of National Library Week read by Miss Anne. These jokes were compiled by the Library’s National Library Week Committee. 
  8. Press 8 to listen to the book review, La Niña Invisible by Puño, read by Miss Claire. This booktalk is in Spanish.  
  9. Press 9 to listen to the book review, 13 Ways of Looking at a Black Boy by Tony Medina, read by Miss Becca. This booktalk is in honor of National Poetry Month.  
  10. Press 10 to listen to the book review, Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga, read by Miss Becca. This booktalk is in honor of National Poetry Month.