Cook Memorial Library has launched a new Dial-A-Story service. With the library building closed and most library programs being conducted online, the need to serve those in our community with limited technology access became apparent.
Dial-A-Story is intended for all ages. From toddlers to older adults, anyone can dial in to hear stories read aloud. There will always be at least one story in Spanish and you may, at times, hear a joke or two, a song, rhymes, poems, short stories, and more.
The only thing you need to use this service is a telephone. Dial-A-Story can be accessed 24 hours a day, free of charge, by calling 541.624.6339.
Callers can choose from a menu of 9 different stories. The initial lineup for kids includes “Summer Song” by Kevin Henkes, “Sheep Take a Hike” by Nancy Shaw, “Happy Pig Day” by Mo Willems, and the Spanish-language story “Siesta” by Ginger Guy. Adults can enjoy Mark Twain’s short story “Curious Dream” and “30 American Poems” by various authors.