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Call the Urbandale Public Library’s Dial-A-Story line at (515-461-6262) and follow the prompts to choose the content you would like to hear.

Need a break from screen time? We have a low tech solution!

Listen to stories anytime of day or night with Dial-A-Story service, no data plan or Internet access needed. This service is perfect for those without computers in the home, to homebound individuals, and those with vision difficulties. 

Dial-A-Story offers a phone line you can call for pre-recorded read-alouds of children’s books and adult fiction, a listing of our upcoming events, book recommendations by library staff, writing prompts, and more! Content will be updated each month.

This service is made possible with support from the Urbandale Public Library Foundation.


June 2021 Content (515-461-6262)

We’re celebrating the start of the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge, “Reading Colors Your World” by featuring books with a color in the title!

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  • Option 1: Library Events for Kids, Teens, and Families
  • Option 2: Library Events for Adults
  • Option 3: Miss Jacque reads Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri
  • Option 4: Miss Jacque reads Red, Red, Red by Valeri Gorbachev.
  • Option 5: Preview of the books we’ll discuss in our July book club meetings
  • Options 6: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Explore how Reading has Colored Your World with a list of writing prompts. Click here to download the writing prompts.
  • Options 7 – 38: Listen to a dramatic reading of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. (Press 7 for chapter 1, press 8 for chapter 2 and so on. )

Learn more about this month’s featured books:

Picture Book
Title: Blue Goose
Author: Nancy Tafuri
Catalog Link: Click Here!
Picture Book
Title: Red, Red, Red
Author
: Valeri Gorbachev
Catalog Link: Click Here!
Adult Fiction
Title: Anne of Green Gables (read by LibriVox readers)
Author:
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Catalog Link:
Click Here!






Adult Fiction
Title: Little Faith
Author:
Nickolas Butler
Catalog Link:
Click Here!




Adult Fiction
Title: Well-Behaved Indian Women
Author:
Saumya Dave
Catalog Link:
Click Here!



Adult Fiction
Title: This Tender Land
Author:
William Kent Krueger
Catalog Link:
Click Here!

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