Thousands Call In for Library's "Storyline"

Going to the public library and checking out a book or two is a routine for many children.

However, the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library tells Newscenter 11 there is a fairly big interest in "Storyline," better known as the library's story time offered over the telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Officials say the service receives between 9 and 10,000 calls per month.

"Well, we've been doing it now for over 20 some odd years and it's so important for children to learn to read," Margaret Harrison says. "In different studies, it's shown that children that learn to read well do better in school and it also increases their income by some $250,000."

To access Storyline, call 601-482-4444.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2012 at 08:03 PM
    I remember Story Line in the 1970s. It has been around for a while.
  • by Meridian Location: Meridian on Jul 9, 2012 at 06:58 PM
    LOL, when call waiting started I would call it late at night so my parents wouldn't hear the phone ring.
  • by Teacher Location: Lauderdale County on Jul 9, 2012 at 08:30 AM
    I use to call when I was little, and now my children call. Such a great service for Lauderdale County as well as surrounding areas.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2012 at 06:46 AM
    I only called last wk to hear Andrea's voice!
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