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Dan Wardell Recognition Day!

This morning, we cancelled my story times at the Fort Dodge Public Library and held an awards ceremony instead. As always, it was the billionaire inventor who took home all the trophies.

But, just when I thought I would walk away empty-handed, the librarians and the mayor presented me with a special proclamation!

I now have a day named after me in Fort Dodge! Life is good.

And, you won’t believe how many superheroes asked me to go with them to the after [...]

Bad Cake! Very Bad Cake!

I kicked off my final week of the Reading Road Trip with a visit to the Fort Dodge Public Library. Every week there is a summer reading secret password and I was honored to discover that today it was IPTV!

Coming up with a weekly password is such a difficult task that three of the finest lab rats from Password University are on retainer to help.

After story time, Doctor Sam Schnauzer, renowned canine professor, was available to give a short presentation [...]

Happy Horse and Happy Cow!

Today, I arrived in style at the Fort Dodge Public Library by riding in a bulldozer.

The only downfall to using construction equipment for transportation is accidentally digging up all those worms!

My story time was going on at the same time as swimming lessons. Guess which event most of the kids in town attended!

And, speaking of swimming lessons, I wish lifeguards would spend more time teaching kids about the dangers of diving off cliffs into unknown waters. I’d hate for any [...]

How Many Gumballs?

Today, at the Fort Dodge Public Library, “DAN” was the password!

It’s the kind of library where shoes are optional!

It’s also the kind of library where every kid is a SHINING STAR!

Before I left for my afternoon stop, I entered my guess into the “How Many Gumballs” drawing box.

I almost dropped a box of flying saucer discs at the Clarion Public Library! Luckily, a superhero was there to offer up some help!

The librarians weren’t quite sure our audience size would reach [...]

Bancroft Blackout!

Of all the places in the world for me to start my morning, today I picked the Fort Dodge Public Library.

The librarians there always seem to have a surprise or two in their bag of tricks!

Today was no different as I received quite a gift!

In exchange for a trick I pulled on Laurie the librarian back in April, she gave me a “Best April Fool’s Prankster” award!

All this fun and it was on her birthday, too!

There were some unexpected surprises [...]