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First Contact!

There was a large gathering of people at the Cedar Falls Public Library this morning, but I don’t think they were there to see me.

Rumor had it an alien craft was scheduled to be passing by the city.

Using some makeshift radars we tried to flag down the spaceship.

I think we made FIRST CONTACT with a new species of alien!

Two years ago when I first visited the Vinton Public Library the town was surrounded with water. It would have made [...]

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 [...]

Rock and Rolling!

Last time I was at the Vinton Public Library the lights were off because of the floods.

Lights or no lights, the town is very artistic.

This year the mayor and his family showed up for story time adventure.

The librarians there love to rock ‘n’ roll.

And speaking of rock, later I met Elvis at the Blairstown Public Library.

Speaking of roll, I was able to enjoy some of that too.


Ahhh, rock and roll…

It’s [...]

Lights Off, Lights On!

The Vinton Public Library seemed a bit dark yesterday,and it wasn’t because of my sunglasses!

Floods had knocked out the power,but a giant generator brought the lights back just in time!

Electricity helped all the kids, grownups,and librarians enjoy my lovable antics!

And having lights always helps make the library’sweekly horseback riding lessons go smoother!

The Westdale Mall had power for story time that afternoon,but at first I was afraid only one person would show up!

But soon came the masses!

Some brought the gift of [...]