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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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!