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Batcave Found!

It pays to know the librarians at the Clive Public Library. They have some pretty impressive superhero connections!

In fact, the library staff were on a first-name basis with almost every superhero you could think of!

The only downside to having so many ties to the superhero world is when siblings fight over which hero is the strongest!

When disagreements like that break out, I like to keep my head down and stay out of it by signing autographs!

As I entered the Ericson [...]

Prepare for Upgrades. Prepare for Upgrades.

As soon as I entered the Clive Public Library this morning I was greeted with a warm hug from a familiar friend!

However, I did not receive a warm hug from the fire chief. She was very clear that I was not to break fire code during my story time.

Apparently the firefighters were concerned about a fight possibly breaking out if the crowd grew too large.

Luckily, the library employs a massive army of minibots to take care of any problems that [...]


So many IPTV fans show up at the Clive Public Library, that we usually bring the camera crew with us to document all the fun!

Because their crowds are so large, they usually turn down the air conditioning. This year, judging by the icicles, they may have turned down the temperature a little too much!

After things thawed out, we played a rousing game of I Spy! We were spying for yellow duckies!

And, let me tell you, we found plenty of yellow [...]

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 [...]

The Magic Number 15,000!

The patrons of the Ericson Public Library in Boone read over 111,000 minutes this summer!

In honor of this awesome feat, we were supposed to have story time in a beautiful and scenic park this morning!

A thunderstorm forced us inside the library for the event.

And a gigantic crowd forced us out of the story time room and into the main library!

I was looking forward to my final stop this summer. That’s because the librarians at the Clive Public Library are always [...]