Telephone Tales!

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Calling all storytime fans!

Have you ever wanted a story read to you at any time? Now you can!

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Telephone Tales, call 408-889-8987

We are proud to offer a storytelling program for preschoolers called Telephone Tales. Anyone can call our phone lines 24/7 to hear stories, songs, rhymes, and more in English, Spanish, Vietnamese or Chinese. The stories are selected and read by our amazing library staff.

Telephone Tales offers a great selection of stories for children birth through 5. You can listen as many times as you want!

Dial the number below and follow the instructions to find your preferred language or listen to them all!

  • For English, Press 1
  • For Spanish, Press 2
  • For Mandarin, Press 3
  • For Vietnamese, Press 4
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Submitted by Dy Nguyen on Tue, 06/09/2020 - 11:59 AM


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The Vietnamese version is not clear and the speech is way too fast for toddlers to understand or learning to speak Vietnamese.

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Hi Dy,

Thank you for reaching out with your feedback on our Telephone Tales. We'd appreciate a chance to learn more about your experience. If you can email us at, someone from our team will be able to assist.

Submitted by Chau Duong on Tue, 11/10/2020 - 4:27 PM


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I listened the Telephone Tales on the new number. Yes, I like it. It seems much slower and clearer to help my kids reading along. I'm a regular listener, Chau Duong.

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Hi Chau,

Thank you so much for the great feedback about our Telephone Tales! We're so happy to hear that you and your children are enjoying the stories.

Submitted by Diane on Sun, 12/27/2020 - 2:19 PM


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Are there story tales for seniors that have difficulty reading due to sight.

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Hi Diane,

Currently, our Telephone Tales are stories for children. We do offer many Vietnamese audiobooks and eAudiobooks for adults that can be checked out or downloaded through our website. You can copy and paste the following links into your browser to see our collection of titles.

eAudiobooks with Overdrive:

eAudiobooks with Hoopla:

I hope this helps! Please contact our Refchat team for any additional questions.

Submitted by Brendan on Thu, 06/03/2021 - 11:01 PM


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Cn I suggest posting these up as a podcast, and using higher quality microphones? The stories are great, it's a bit hard to listen and make out certain words over phone line quality.

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