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Listen UP with this accessible, low tech service for kids and adults!

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.

September 2021 Content (515-461-6262)


  • Option 1: Library Events for Kids, Teens, and Families
  • Option 2: Library Events for Adults
  • Option 3:¬†Preview October adult book club books
  • Option 4 – 9:¬†“The Adventures of Buster Bear” by conservationist, Thornton W. Burgess

Learn more about this month’s featured books:

Chapter Book
Title: The Adventures of Buster Bear
Thornton W. Burgess
Catalog Link: Click Here!
Booked for Dinner Book Club October Selection

Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 12 @ 6 PM
Title: A Good Neighborhood
Author: Therese Anne Fowler
Catalog Link:
Click Here!

Book cover of Long Bright River by Liz Moore
Brown Bag Book Club October Selection

Meeting Dates: Tuesday, October 26 & 28 @ Noon
Title: Long Bright River
Liz Moore
Catalog Link:
Click Here!

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