The Story Connection

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What is The Story Connection?

Public Libraries recognize the importance in promoting and actively establish and nurture early literacy skills in young children. The Story Connection is a 24-hour call-in storyline for children, at 717-295-BOOK (2665). The stories include: Aesop Fables; Classic Folktales; and Seasonal Stories. Each month of the year has a selection of stories from which to choose. Listen to one, or listen to more than one!

How Can I Access it?

  1. Call 717-295-BOOK (2665)
  2. When prompted, press on your telephone or mobile keypad the number that corresponds to the listed story you would like to hear.

List of Stories

Jan Feb Mar Apr

May Jun Jul Aug

Sep Oct Nov Dec

Holdays Spanish


  1. Billy Goats Gruff
  2. Why the Evergreen Trees Keep Their Leaves in Winter
  3. Johnny-Cake
  4. The North Wind and the Sun


  1. Jack and the Beanstalk
  2. The Cat and the Parrot
  3. The Caterpillar and the Wild Animals
  4. George Washington and the Colt


  1. Why Foxy Fox Has a Fancy Tail
  2. The Story of the Three Bears
  3. Henny Penny
  4. The Shepherd’s Boy and the Wolf


  1. The Princess and the Pea
  2. From Stevenson’s Garden
  3. The Ugly Duckling
  4. The Caterpillar’s Surprise


  1. The Emperor’s New Clothes
  2. The Race of the Tails
  3. The Buckwheat
  4. The Ants and the Grasshopper


  1. The Unhappy Chickens
  2. Why the Sea is Salty
  3. The Two Frogs
  4. The Little Hero


  1. The Hare and the Tortoise
  2. Five Peas in the Pod
  3. The Farmer Who Found Happiness
  4. The Crow and the Pitcher


  1. Tom Tit Tot
  2. The Fox and the Rooster
  3. The Pancake
  4. The Queen Bee


  1. The Three Little Pigs
  2. The Stars in the Sky
  3. Stone Soup
  4. The Rat Princess


  1. Little Red Riding-Hood
  2. Puss in Boots
  3. The Frog Prince
  4. Fire-Bringer


  1. The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
  2. Old Man Rabbit’s Thanksgiving Dinner
  3. The Golden Touch
  4. The Brave Tin Soldier
  5. Sleeping Beauty


  1. Thumbelina
  2. The Fox and the Grapes
  3. The Honest Lumberjack
  4. Rapunzel


  1. New Year’s Day
  2. Groundhog Day
  3. Lincoln’s Birthday
  4. Valentine’s Day
  5. George Washington and the Cherry Tree
  6. Independence Day
  7. Columbus Day
  8. Halloween
  9. Thanksgiving
  10. Hanukkah
  11. The Night Before Christmas
  12. The Elves and the Shoemaker
  13. The Golden Cobwebs
  14. The Visit to Santa Claus Land
  15. Snowball’s Christmas Eve


  1. El Nino Melocoton.
  2. El Principe Rana.
  3. El Zorro Y El Quiquincho.
  4. El Hada.
  5.  Al Anciana Y La Nina.
  6. La Caperucita Roja.
  7. La Gallina Colorada.
  8. La Lachera.
  9. La Leona Y La Osa.
  10. La Liebra Y La Tortuga.
  11.  La Princessa Y Los Guisantes.
  12. La Vendedora De Fosos.
  13. Las Tres Gotas De Agua.
  14.  Los Hermanos Desunidos.
  15. Los Tres Creditos.
  16.  Los Tres Chivos Rudos.
  17. Peter Pan.
  18. Pollito Pito.
  19. Ricitos De Oro Y Los Tres Osos.
  20. Salomon U Azrael.
  21. Abuelita.
  22. Ariel Y La Lluvia.