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Entries for July, 2009

The Iowa State Fair will be Electric!

Shock brings the Electric Company to the Iowa State Fair Fun Forest on August 15 at 9:15 a.m. 

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day:
Lobsters are quicker than they look and they are always looking for revenge.  Never wrong a lobster.

All Good Things…

The entire summer has been leading to this final target!  The last day of my Reading Road Trip!

Lots of my fans and neighbors showed up to celebrate.

And lots of my friends showed up to surprise me too!

Now it is time to set sail for my next stop: the Iowa State Fair.

Don’t worry, I’ll be back to your library soon to get my geek on!

“Dan Wardell Loves Reading” by Ella!

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day:
Stone soup is quite tasty as long [...]

Time to Party!

It was a party at the Wyoming Public Library today, complete with cupcakes.

There were also plenty of party favors.

Did I mention it was a costume party?

Later today, at the Dubuque Public Library, a giant green spaceship landed in the library.

It was piloted by an intergalactic bounty hunter and he tried to capture me.

Luckily, I escaped, and just like the story of Cinderella and her glass slipper, we all lived happily ever after.

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day:
Never jump in a [...]

Transmission Received!

I love the Iowa City Public Library.  It’s filled with such amazing characters.

I always know I can find a game of pick up basketball there!

But always watch out for the occasional stuffed animal stampede.

Later, at the Coralville Public Library I received an incoming transmission.  Wait, those headsets didn’t work!

Ah, yes, these headsets worked much better.  Transmission received.

Wow, what an honor. Coralville made Dan Wardell sculptures out of diamond.  Or maybe they were made out of packing tape.  I can’t really remember [...]

Mayors, Duplicates, and Ninjas!

Any time I have a chance to meet a mayor, I get excited.

I also jump at any chance I get to have my picture taken with a saxophone-playing frog!

But I couldn’t stay at the New Hampton Public Library for too long today.  I had to head off to my next stop.

Next, I was able to STOP and READ a little bit at the Cedar Falls Public Library.

It was so hard to stay focused with all those fun Legos to play with.

Cedar Falls is one [...]