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Our Luck Finally Ran Out!

Today, our good luck finally ran out. After seven years of outside performances at the Ames Public Library, the thunder and lightning dragon finally caught up to us.

And, wow, did the storms catch up with us. There was so much water falling from the clouds that we had to hop aboard a boat to get to our alternate story time location.

I would have been disappointed about not performing in the great outdoors, but, there was an awesomely huge curtain in [...]

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 [...]

College Savings Iowa 529 Plan

Funding for the 2014 Reading Road Trip
has been provided by the
College Savings Iowa 529 Plan.