Kids News

Dial-A-Story is Back!

For over twenty years, Hayner Library patrons adored Dial-A-Story. It was a safe, free, educational, and entertaining activity for children—available from the comfort of home! We are very excited to be able to offer this service once again. 

The Dial-A-Story service was available to Hayner Library patrons from the early 1980s until the early 2000s when it was disconnected for technical reasons. Parents and grandparents who have fond memories of the service have repeatedly asked us to bring it back. 

Dial-A-Story is once again available twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year! Children may call (618) 462-TALE to listen to a short story recorded by the staff of our children’s department. Each story lasts approximately five minutes and is geared toward young children. A different story will be available each week. Dial-A-Story is an outreach service offered to the public by The Hayner Public Library District.

Dial a Story

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