The Columbus Library Has A Story Hotline Where You Can Call In For Recorded Tales

Looking for a fun winter break activity with the kids?

The Columbus Library has you covered. The library is offering a Dial-A-Story program where families can call in and hear recorded stories. By visiting the library’s website, you can view the books on rotation and even reserve them so that your kids can read along.

It’s free to call in and it’s available 24/7. Dial-A-Story will help kids sharpen their listening and comprehension skills, and to enjoy new stories, which will be updated monthly.

You can reach Dial-A-Story by calling 614-924-1800 or listen online at

Wondering about this month’s tales? Let us fill you in.

Our Favorite Day of the Year by A.E. Ali

Four kindergartners who think they have nothing in common become friends after sharing traditions of their holidays, including Eid-al-Fitr, Rosh Hashanah, Christmas, and Pi Day.

Rabbit’s Snow Dance​ by James and Joseph Bruchac

Master storytellers Joseph and James Bruchac present a hip and funny take on an Iroquois folktale about the importance of patience, the seasons, and listening to your friends.

The Mitten​ by Jan Brett

One by one, animals in a snowy forest crawl into Nicki’s lost white mitten to get warm until the bear sneezes, sending the animals flying up and out of the mitten. On each turn of the page, signature borders inspired by Ukrainian folk art hint at what animal is coming next.

For more information about the Columbus Library, please click here.

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