The Marshalltown Public Library has been very busy since I last visited them. They worked incredibly hard and won the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service!


The award was such an awesome feat that even Michael Fitzgerald, State Treasurer of Iowa, stopped by to take a look at its brilliance.


Other VIPs showed up as well, including Curious George and the Mole in the Yellow Hat!

With so many celebrities attending story time, I needed some extra courage to perform. Luckily, a young fan gifted me her favorite rock to calm my nerves.


Later, I received an emergency call from the Montezuma Public Library.


I rushed to their town and was asked to solve their mole problems.


In hardly any time at all we captured not one, not two, not three, not four, but FIVE trouble-making moles!


And, to celebrate, we had a little time to play hide-and-go-seek with the librarians!


Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: If you are sending a birthday surprise to someone who works in a barbed wire factory, choose flowers instead of balloons!