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2014 Halloween Costume Photos!

Make sure to watch IPTV this week for awesome Halloween costume photos just like these!

Halloween 2014!

Hey there kids! Help celebrate Halloween by having a grown-up EMAIL US a picture of you wearing your favorite Halloween costume. Then, during the week of Halloween, we’ll show our favorites LIVE on Iowa Public Television!

The Curtain Falls!

And so, the 2014 Reading Road Trip came to a close today in a packed conference room at the Iowa City Public Library.

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This summer, we taught kids across the state to turn their televisions off, to go outside and play, to use their imaginations, and to read good books!

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Of course, we also taught them to eat healthy foods!

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My favorite part of the summer? There were robots waiting around every corner!

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Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: Pin the tail on the death adder is not a game that should be played at a birthday party.

Tick Tock Goes The Clock!

As we approach the end of the 2014 Reading Road Trip, it’s time to start thanking everybody who has taken a “leap of faith” by attending story time!

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All of the librarians, including the ones from today’s stop at the Robert W. Barlow Memorial Library in Iowa Falls, have been as sweet as honey to me.

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With this summer’s “Fizz! Boom! Read!” theme, kids everywhere have developed a new appreciation for science and learning at the library!

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Tomorrow, my travels around the state come to a close with a visit to Iowa City. After that, I might just take the Reading Road Trip to the next level and begin performing story times at cultural landmarks across the globe.

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Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: If you go to a garage sale looking to buy a garage, you will probably be disappointed.

The Sad Bodiless Robot!

Today, I was greeted into the Coralville Public Library by the most patriotic librarian you ever did see.

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As usual, the crowds were full of energy and excitement!

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I noticed that there was a sad bodiless robot in the crowd, so, afterwards I spent a few minutes to help him create a new exoskeleton.

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Somehow, in the process of forging new robot parts, I accidentally altered the gravity in the room!

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My next visit of the day was to the brand-new Cedar Rapids Public Library.

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Someone mentioned to me if I followed the unicorn’s directions, I could actually venture up to the roof.

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I made it almost to the top when I ran into a crabby ankylosaurus who would only let me pass if I gave him a kiss!

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It was worth it though as it was indeed a brilliant view from the top of a beautiful library.

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Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: Holding on to a garbage bag filled with butterflies will not allow you to soar over the moon.

College Savings Iowa 529 Plan

Funding for the 2014 Reading Road Trip
has been provided by the
College Savings Iowa 529 Plan.