The Story Laboratory, located in the Washington Free Public Library, is always a perfect place to start your morning.


The entrance to the lab is protected by a fierce knight and his trusty steed!


It also has an elite force of seven superheroes as backup protection in case the knight falls in battle!


And, if both the brave knight and the strong superheroes are unable to keep evil out of the Story Laboratory? Well, that’s why the library has all those explosives!


To get to my afternoon stop at the Musser Public Library in Muscatine, I sailed up the Mississippi River on a giant pirate ship.


It was a lot of fun, except for the ticking alligator that kept following us!


There was a small army of masked volunteers waiting at the doors for my arrival!


With their help, two great crowds enjoyed the excitement and adventure of story time!


Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: Naming your daycare Bulldozer Buddies is a great idea. Naming your daycare Bulldozer Buddies and actually letting the four-year-olds operate real bulldozers is an even better idea!