Dial-a-Story

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If you haven’t called yet, you’ve missed terrific books read by enthusiastic librarians who love nothing more than sharing stories with people. With Dial-a-Story, your favorite librarians are only a phone call away! Our Youth Services staff add 5 new stories every month.

Youth Services

  Guji Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen
Guji Guji is just your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill duck…um, crocodile…um, duck… In this engaging story about identity, loyalty, and what it really means to be a family, Guji, Guji makes some pretty big decisions about who he is, what he is, and what it all means, anyway.
   
  Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy! In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy learns an effective recipe for turning a best enemy into a best friend.
 
I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Some books are about a single wish. Some books are about three wishes. The infallible team of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have combined their extraordinary talents to create this exuberant, inspirational book for kids of endless good wishes. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace. Whether celebrating life’s joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet and uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age.
 
Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Casey at the Bat was originally a poem published pseudonymously in the June 3, 1888, issue of the San Francisco Examiner. Its author would rather have seen it forgotten. Instead, Ernest Thayer’s poem has taken a well-deserved place as an enduring icon of Americana.
 
The Crocodile and the Scorpion by Rebecca Emberley
It’s hard to make friends when you’re always stinging or biting someone…
Down by the great big, brilliant blue river, a not-so-bright crocodile and an equally pea-brained scorpion lived peacefully by themselves. One day, the scorpion realized he needed help getting across the river. Can they control their natural instincts long enough to make it across together?

Adult Services

“A Horsey Name” by Anton Chekov
“The Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare
“In the Home Stretch” by Robert Frost
“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain
“We Didn’t Do Anything, Hardly” by Roger Kuykendall
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