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Reverse the Bandshell?

This morning, the Waukee Public Library had prepared for me a giant obstacle course with a jungle adventure theme! My first quest was to get across the treasure room by only stepping on the correct stones!

Of course, I stepped on the wrong stone, fell through the floor, and ended up almost getting eaten by an elephant!

Next, I barely escaped being mauled by a tiger!

I eventually made it through all their challenges and performed story time for the locals. However, it [...]

I Spy a Big Blue Dog!

Look who was waiting for me at the Ames Bandshell this morning!

Smyles wasn’t the only one looking for a story. Lots of patrons from the Ames Public Library were there, too!

I was asked to join in a synchronized musical performance on the stage!

And, afterwards, I even was able to enjoy the park for a bit!

My next stop was the Clive Public Library!

Steve, one of my co-workers, was there to shoot some video of the adventures we were having!

Some friends asked [...]

Don’t Touch that Fruit!

If you had trouble finding a parking spot next to the Ames Public Library today, this is the reason why!

The citizens of Ames love story time and they also love participating in the summer reading program!

After performing in front of such big crowds, I knew it was “time” for a quick break.

That’s right, it was time to kick back and have a story told to me by Smyles the library dog!

However, I couldn’t sit back and relax for long because [...]

Keeping Cool, Inside and Outside.

Things got so crazy at the Des Moines Public Library this morning that we had to hire a few extra super heroes to contain the crowds.

I always love it when fellow super heroes show up to help with a big audience. It helps me keep my cool.

Super heroes come in all shapes and sizes. As you can see, they also wear many different types of outfits to strike fear into the hearts of villains.

But you don’t need a [...]

2010 Reading Road Trip Sites Announced!

It’s official.  Here are the 63 cities I will be visiting during the 2010 Reading Road Trip!

 

Council Bluffs - June 7 at 9 and 10 a.m
Hamburg - June 8 at 10 a.m.
Essex - June 8 at 1 p.m.
Lenox - June 9 at 10 a.m.
Lamoni - June 9 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Murray - June 10 at 10 a.m.
Moulton - June 10 at 2 p.m.
Schleswig - June 14 at 10 a.m.
Kimballton - June 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Storm Lake - June 15 [...]

College Savings Iowa 529 Plan

Funding for the 2013 Reading Road Trip
has been provided by the
College Savings Iowa 529 Plan.