This is either the most disturbing or the coolest thing to ever happen in Hoosier sports. Beginning next week, your kids can have a bedtime story read to them by one of the Indiana Pacers.

Starting on April 7 and running through the week of June 9, parents can dial up “Call-a-Pacer” and let their kids listen to members of the Indiana Pacers read them their favorite children’s stories.

The recorded tales will be provided free-of-charge as part of the Indianapolis Public Library’s 24-Hour Call-a-Story line at: 317-275-4444 or 877-275-9007. The Call-a-Pacer program was created to encourage kids to take an interest in reading.

The 2014 Call-a-Pacer Schedule:

  • Week of April 7 – Ian Mahinmi reads "Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site" by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
  • Week of April 14 – Solomon Hill reads "How to Babysit a Grandpa" by Jean Reagan
  • Week of April 21 – Brooke Olzendam reads "Just a Second" by Steve Jenkins
  • Week of April 28 – Paul George reads "Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend" by Melanie Watt
  • Week of May 5 – Luis Scola reads "Small Bunny's Blue Blanket" by Tatyana Feeney
  • Week of May 12 – George Hill reads "Pirate Nap: A Book of Colors" by Danna Smith
  • Week of May 19 – Mark Boyle reads "The Little Red Hen" by Paul Galdone
  • Week of May 27 – David West reads "The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear" by Don and Audrey Wood
  • Week of June 2 – Frank Vogel reads "Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball" by John Coy
  • Week of June 9 – Chris Copeland reads "Bear's Loose Tooth" by Karma Wilson