It's Time to Call-a-Pacer!

March 21, 2012

Children and families are invited to listen to their favorite stories in children's literature recorded by players from the Indiana Pacers or representatives of the Pacers organization on The Indianapolis Public Library's free 24-hour Call-a-Story telephone line at 275-4444.

Beginning April 2 and continuing through the month of June, Pacers players can be heard reading stories from such authors as Dr. Seuss, Laura Numeroff and Eric Carle.

This year's lineup of Call-a-Pacer stories includes:

Week of April 2
A.J. Price reads "Pirates Go to School" by Corinne Demas

Week of April 9
Mark Boyle reads "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type" by Doreen Cronin

Week of April 16
Darren Collison reads "How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?" by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

Week of April 23
Quinn Buckner reads "Cars Galore" by Peter Stein

Week of April 30
Paul George reads "Pirates Don't Take Baths" by John Segal

Week of May 7
Brooke Olzendam reads "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" by Laura Numeroff

Week of May 14
George Hill reads "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" by Dr. Seuss

Week of May 21
Clark Kellogg reads "Chicken Little" by Rebecca and Ed Emberly

Week of May 28
Jeff Pendergraph reads "Bear's Blue Tooth" by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

Week of June 4
Coach Frank Vogel reads "The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree" by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Week of June 11
Danny Granger reads "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle

Week of June 18
Chris Denari reads "I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!" by Dr. Seuss

The Library's Call-a-Story telephone service is supported by a grant from AT&T.

In 2011, Call-a-Story received 718,251 calls from children and families who listened to representatives from various local civic, cultural and athletic organizations read popular children's stories.