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Due to the Akron Marathon, several Library branch locations will have delayed openings on Saturday, September 25.
Find out if your Library branch will be affected.


Dial-A-Story offers free pre-recorded stories, poems, riddles, and jokes read by your favorite ASCPL Staff. Call 234.274.4400 and choose the recording you would like to hear from the menu. Stop by every month to listen to something new!

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“Dial-A-Story is a wonderful way for us to share the love of reading and storytelling. With a simple phone call, all ages can enjoy a story adventure together,” said Lucy Carney, Manager of the Children’s Library & Teen Division at Main Library. “At the same time, children will learn new vocabulary and sharpen their listening and comprehension skills, all of which contribute to greater reading proficiency. We’re very excited to offer this service to our community.”

Dial-A-Story Menu – recorded 8/25/21

  • Dear Librarian by Lydia M. Sigwarth
  • The Teeny Tiny Woman: A Folk Tale Classic by Paul Galdone
  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears by Cynthia Rylant
  • Just a Minute by Yuyi Morales
  • Three Ways to Rob a Bank – Part 2 by Harold R. Daniels. As published in the anthology Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories to Be Read With the Lights On