Dial a Story is a new service at Drake Public Library. This fun service provides story time over the phone for children, families, and groups of all ages. We provide quality stories read by library staff and special guests from the community. Special guests have included Kathy Criddlebaugh (Library Board Member), Centerville Mayor Mike O’Connor and Pancake Day Queen Haddie Hurley. Our first set of children’s stories went over very well and we are excited to add chapters from longer books starting with chapter one from Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
This is a free service provided by memorial funds given in memory of Dorothy O’Connor, former resident of Centerville. It was her wish that children and families be able to enjoy the library as she did when she was a child. This service adds more accessibility to our patrons because it doesn’t require internet or a computer. You can simply call the number and hear a variety of great stories. This service can provide individual or group story time for a family, congregate living situation or nursing home. Or, let kids call the number during a “snow day” to keep them engaged at home. Play the stories through your speaker phone option for groups. It really is a lot of fun! We are proud to provide such a fun program during such difficult times when many are home bound due to COVID restrictions and the weather.
So, give Dial a Story a call at 641-898-4800 the next time you are in the mood to hear a good story!