There were lots of great characters at the Spirit Lake Public Library this morning. There were fierce pirates.

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There were beautiful princesses too.

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Four underwater mermaids helped me catch a few fish.

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And I even met a crocodile wrestler who let me take a quick swim in his pool.

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As I pulled into the Laurens Public Library, the sidewalk chalk artists were busy at work.

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To say the town was excitable was an understatement.

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The library had one simple rule, “No bare/bear feet in the library.”

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After a full week of story times it is now time to kick back and relax.

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Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: If you accidentally tip over a barrel of radiation into your neighbor’s yard, tell them right away before they start to morph.