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.
May 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 2 to listen to Spring Jokes read by Miss Anne.
Press 3 to listen to the story, Loving Kindness by Deborah Underwood, read by Miss Anne. This book is read with permission from Henry Holt and Company.
Press 4 to listen to the story, I Am Quiet by Andie Powers, read by Miss Katie. This book is read with permission from Bala Kids.
Press 5 to listen to the story, That’s Me Loving You by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, read by Miss Amy. This book is read with permission from Random House Books for Young Readers. This story is in honor of Mother’s Day, which is Sunday, May 8, 2022.
Press 6 to listen to the story, The Year We Learned to Fly / El Ano en que Aprendimos a Volar by Jacqueline Woodson, read by Miss Claire. This story is in Spanish and is read with permission from Penguin Random House.
Press 7 to listen to the poem, Baseball ABC by McLoughlin Bros. This is a Librivox recording.
Press 8 to listen to the poem, Swinging by Lucy Clifford. This is a Librivox recording.
Press 9 to listen to a selection of poems from the book, The Kitten’s Garden of Verses by Oliver Herford. This is a Librivox recording.
Press 10 listen to the book review, The Rise and Falls of Jackie Chan by Kristen Mai Giang and illustrated by Alina Chau, read by Miss Becca. This book review is in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Press 11 to listen to the book review, Let’s do Everything and Nothing by Julia Kuo, read by Miss Becca. This book review is in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.