After spending a few days of vacation around the campfire, I was ready to get back to the Reading Road Trip!

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I never would have guessed that some woodland creatures would have followed me from the campsite to the Pocahontas Public Library!

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Luckily, the crowd was very hospitable and made room for the forest beasts!

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And, as an added surprise this morning, I was invited to perform with three of the town’s most talented sopranos!

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I hopped onto a rocket for my afternoon stop at the Mason City Public Library!

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What are the chances that the librarians had just returned from a camping trip as well?

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Even after a few days away, the magic genie’s lamp was ready to grant more wishes!

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Of course, one of my greatest wishes is that every kid will sign up for a library card after story time!

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Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: If you’re hiking through the forest and wander upon a pile of pine cones, don’t disturb them! It could very well be an afternoon snack for Bigfoot.