Uh-oh! Although this morning’s stop was scheduled to be at the Stacyville Public Library, a representative from the Osage Public Library tried to “convince” me to do story time at their library instead!

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I’ve never seen librarians battle like that before. It got so heated that kids were hiding under the tables!

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Luckily, the kids and I quickly baked some cakes and served some refreshments to calm everyone down.

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And to make sure no one went away unhappy, everyone was given a parting gift to take home with them.

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My afternoon stop at the Cresco Public Library was a little less controversial.

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We had a huge crowd full of eager story time participants!

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The fire department had to adjust the fire code so that Emily Elizabeth could bring Clifford the Big Red Dog into story time!

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And when asked if anyone wanted to ride Clifford, one little girl’s hand shot up faster than lightning!

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Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: A spring-loaded tuna is great for a guaranteed laugh at a retirement party. It also works well if you need to eat and run!