Monday, September 21, 2020 Charleston County Library

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston County Public Library is bringing story-time home to families and children: you can now listen to stories by dialing into our new Dial-A- Story line! All you need is access to a phone and you can listen to stories read aloud by Charleston County Public Library staff. 

Through the new Dial-A-Story program, each week staff will record a reading of a short story, poem, or excerpt of a favorite book. Patrons can use the call-in service to listen to the stories. New stories will are posted monthly in  five different categories: Birth-Kindergarten, Birth-Kindergarten in Spanish, 1st-5th grade, Young Adult, and Adult. 

Hearing a story read-aloud is fun and beneficial for all ages. 

"Listening to a story helps to engage everyone in literacy. Even if it's passive listening, it engages your brain and has great benefits in your reading and your vocabulary," said Outreach Manager Kathleen Montgomery. 

To access Dial-A-Story, call (843)805-6806. Follow the prompts to choose the story you would like to hear.