It’s Time to Call-a-Pacer!

Children and families are invited to hear children’s stories inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing read by members of the Indiana Pacers from April through June on The Indianapolis Public Library’s 24-hour Call-a-Story telephone line.


By dialing 317-275-4444 or toll-free 877-275-9007, listeners will hear recorded stories from Pacers players who demonstrate their love of reading as a way to encourage young ones to “read like a pro.”

 The 2019 “Call-a-Pacer” schedule includes:

Week of April 1 – Aaron Holiday reads “Grandmas from Mars” by Michelle Robinson

April 8 – Kyle O’Quinn reads “Astronaut’s Handbook” by Meghan McCarthy

April 15 – Cory Joseph reads “3, 2, 1 Liftoff” by Sonia Sander

April 22 – Doug McDermott reads “Rocket to the Moon” by Lerryn Korda

April 29 – T.J. Leaf reads “Captain Freddy Counts Down” by Elizabeth Shreeve

May 6 – Darren Collison reads “City Moon” by Rachel Cole & Blanca Gomez

May 13 – Mark Boyle reads “Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11” by Brian Floca

May 20 – Domantas Sabonis reads “A Is for Astronaut” by Clayton Anderson

May 28 – Pacemates Leslie Ann and Aria C. read “Astronaut Annie” by Suzanne Slade

June 3 – Victor Oladipo reads “Aliens Get Sniffles Too!” by Katy S. Duffield

June 10 – Thad Young reads “Hello, Moon!” by Francesca Simon

June 17 – Myles Turner reads “Zoom, Rocket, Zoom!” by Margaret Mayo

In 2018, “Call-a-Pacer” generated 65,124 calls during its 12-week run. For additional information about Library programming for children and families, call 317-275-4099 or visit

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