April 1, 2011

For the 18th straight year the Indiana Pacers have teamed up with the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library to present Call-A-Pacer, which is presented by Stanley Security Solutions.

                 Call-A-Pacer allows callers to listen to featured Pacers' players read part of a children’s story. Fans of all ages can call (317) 275-4444 or log on to to hear members of the Indiana Pacers read pre-selected children's stories.  Fans can also visit their local library and receive an autographed photo of that week’s featured player.  The phone lines are open 24 hours, and may be accessed by up to four listeners at a time.

                 In addition to the Pacers players, other VIPs participating in the program include: former Pacers great Darnell Hillman, Trisha Shepherd of WRTV, Jeremiah Johnson of FOX 59, Scott Swan of WTHR, Ashley Adamson of WISH and Terri Stacy of WIBC.

                 The Call-A-Pacer program is part of Pacers Cares and was created to encourage school-age children to read and visit their neighborhood library.  All stories will run for one week beginning April 4, 2011 and will conclude the week of June 20, 2011. The schedule is as follows:

 Book                                                                                          Featured Reader                                 Week

Giraffes Can’t Dance                                                                  Dahntay Jones                                     April 4, 2011by Giles Andreae

Bubba and Beau Best Friends                                                  Darren Collison                                   April 11, 2011by Kathi Appelt

I Am Not Going To Get Up Today                                             Josh McRoberts                                  April 18, 2011by Dr. Seuss

I Can Be Anything                                                                      A.J. Price                                               April 25, 2011by Jerry Spinelli

Chicken Little                                                                            Tyler Hansbrough                              May 2, 2011by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley

I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly                             Roy Hibbert                                           May 9, 2011by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Marvin K. Mooney will you Please Go Now!                            James Posey                                       May 16, 2011by Dr. Seuss

No Pease for Nellie                                                                   Danny Granger                                    May 23, 2011by Chris Demarest

Snow Bears                                                                              Brandon Rush                                     May 30, 2011by Martin Waddell

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!                                         Jeff Foster                                             June 6, 2011by Mo Willems

Trucks Whizz!  Zoom!  Rumble!                                               Paul George                                          June 13, 2011by Patricia Hubbell

T is for Terrible                                                                         Mike Dunleavy                                      June 20, 2011by Peter McCarty

Firehouse Dog                                                                                Rita Burris by Amy and Richard Hutchings

If I Could Drive a Fire Truck                                                               JT Burris by Michael Teitelbaum

10 Step Guide to Living with Your Monster                                    Terri Stacy by Laura Numeroff

Giggle, Giggle, Quack                                                                  Darnell Hillman by Doreen Cronin

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?                                                   Teresa Meredith by Dr. Seuss

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs                                                  Stacy Hanks by Judi Barrett

Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog?                                             Trisha Shepherd by Dr. Seuss

Aliens Love Underpants                                                               Jeremiah Johnson by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort

Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!                                                    Scott Swan by Dr. Seuss