Today, my first stop was at the Spencer Public Library. It’s a famous library because it used to be the home of Dewey the Cat!

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Reportedly, the library has been having some mice problems now that Dewey is gone. Perhaps there wouldn’t be so many rodents if the librarians didn’t leave out big blocks of cheese!

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Reviews for my story time were mixed. Some people were surprised at how entertaining it was! Others were completely confused by my antics!

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A spooky pirate captain offered to let me stowaway on his ship as a way to help get me to my next story time!

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During our journey, the ship’s first mate told me the story of how he earned his peg leg! I promised to never repeat his tale, but I will say it involved a rhinoceros, a jet fighter, and a bowl of soup.

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Also, some of the friendly crew members taught me how to dance a few pirate jigs!

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When we pulled into port at the Estherville Public Library, I discovered there were pirates everywhere!

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However, I wasn’t too afraid because they all seemed pretty friendly!

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Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: Superglue and clown noses make an unwise combination!