The Waukee Public Library is excited to begin our Dial-A-Story service!

Simply call the new Dial-a-Story phone line (515-981-7800) any time to hear a selection of books read aloud by library staff. Listen for as long or as little as you wish. New selections will be recorded every month, for infants through elementary aged students.

Listening to stories has many literacy benefits, including vocabulary development, increased focus and attention span, and imagination skills. Kids may want to draw or color while listening, or just sit back and enjoy this screen-free story option. If you find a story that you love, feel free to place a hold on a print copy through the library catalog.

This month, we’re sharing books about music. We have rhythmic picture books, nonfiction about instruments, artist biographies, and dancing poems.