My hair almost popped out of my head this morning when I realized today was the final day of the 2013 Reading Road Trip!

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Why am I always the only one without a hat when hair starts popping out? You would think my friends at the Iowa City Public Library would hook me up with something to protect my fuzzy noggin.

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Being it was the last day of my tour, things got a little bit crazy!

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But, we still made sure all the kids were reminded of the importance of being BIG readers!

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Later, the Ely Public Library gave me quite the welcome!

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There were streamers, balloons, and every possible party accessory!

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This might surprise everyone, but to celebrate the end of my summer adventures, I shared an ice cream cone with the librarians!

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And now, that all my stories are done, it’s time to look forward to having some fun with my family! I think I know of the perfect way to pass the time…

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Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: Even if you are somehow able to launch it into outer space, the clothes dryer will most likely not withstand the rigors of interplanetary travel.