16 March 2007

For A Good Time, Call....

Today, Community Partners of Dallas and Tenet Healthcare launched StoryLine, a local number kids can call to hear a story, anytime, from anywhere.

Initially, StoryLine was conceived as entertainment for children in protective custody. But why not open it to the public, they thought, and let anyone enjoy being read to?

Four different stories are available, and they are read by some local personalities like WFAA's Gary Cogill and Brenda Teele. I called in and heard a snippet of “Is This a House for Hermit Crab?” by Megan McDonald.

The line is especially cool for kids in the hospital (it's like having Reading Rainbow OnDemand!), but I imagine there are many times when this service might come in handy.

Enjoy: 214/446-2222


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