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Dial-a-Story Monthly Schedule

Dial-a-Story for September

If you love story times and audiobooks or you want to participate in library programs but don’t have access to a computer, you can simply call our special phone number to hear recordings read by librarians and special guests.  We read picture books, chapter books, poetry, short stories, original writings, STEAM/Science info, writing or art prompts, and even tips for self-improvement.  We offer a variety of recordings for every age group, for children, teens, and adults.  It’s fun for people of all ages!

Call our Dial A Story service at 234-287-2020.  (No worries, 234 is a local area code for Mahoning County.)  Anytime, day or night, 24/7!

We update our recordings each month, and typically feature special themes.  So keep checking back for new favorites, next chapters, and lots of other goodies!

Our current readings for the month are listed below, with their respective menu number.

For Youth:

Picture Books and Stories:

1. What the Road Said by Cleo Wade – read by Miss Tracy

2. 1, 2, Buckle My Shoe by Anna Grossnickle Hines – read by Miss Tracy

STEAM Prompts:

3. The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires – read by Miss Julie

4. From Apple Trees to Cider, Please! by Felicia Senzari Chernesky – read by Miss Julie

For All Ages:

5. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe – read by The Youngstown Playhouse

For Adults:

6. The Café Between Pumpkin and Pie by Marina Adair – read by Kelly M.

Happy listening!

If there is anything specific you would love to hear on our Dial-a-Story, email your suggestions to


Kelly is a librarian at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. As the Adult Programming Specialist, her focus is bringing adults the library programs they love.  (Kids can’t have ALL the fun!).  She reads strictly nonfiction and picture books.  She believes that anything you could ever need or want is located somewhere in the library.  Including friends.


Pam is the Library’s Early Learning Team Leader. She enjoys and believes in the power of reading aloud with children. She is known to still occasionally read aloud to her teenage children.