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Don’t Push the Buttons!

This morning, as I was waiting for story time to start at the Marshalltown Public Library, I noticed an amazing wall of buttons.

One button released all of the spiders and hedgehogs.

Another button released a great white shark.

Had I done my homework using their homework machine I would have known better than to push any buttons.

My curiosity got the best of me. I decided to try pushing one final button and was tranported to the Urbandale Public Library. Any time I [...]

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 [...]

Story Time Brightens My Day!

Story time at the Urbandale Public Library always brightens my day!

Everyone there believes reading makes the world go round!

You never know what kind of adventure you’ll find at the library!


Next, during my afternoon visit at the Grimes Public Library, we completely filled the library.

They made me feel like a STAR!

They made me feel like a KING!

They made me feel like a FLAMINGO?

And now for this week’s Kids Art!  “Elves Love Shoes” by Abby.


“Dancing Dan Wardell” by Anonymous.


“Cassie Finds Flynn’s Blanket” by [...]

PBS Rocks!

PBS Rocks! What a fabulous way to start yesterday’s story time at the Urbandale Public Library!

I quickly discovered that Urbandalites love to read!

They love reading so much that I was assigned somereading guards to protect me and my story time at all costs!

One thing is for certain: the Urbandale librarians certainly love to have fun!

And for your enjoyment: more Kids Art!

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day:Never guzzle down a jug of itchy liquid oryou will be up all night [...]