This morning, several people at the Marion Public Library asked me how it is that I can get kids to line up with enthusiasm to check out books?
Some people think it is via some type of swirly-lined hypnosis trick, but no, if you simply ask kids to read, they’ll read!
After story time I had a chance to meet the most depressed hamster in the world. She was sad because no one had filled up her kiddie pool.
After a quick phone call to the local bucket brigade, we had that pool full of water in no time!
I was greeted by two wacky scientists at my first afternoon stop at the Independence Public Library! They mistakenly thought I was a bike rider who was a week early for RAGBRAI.
As I thought about it, I’m not sure why the scientific community would be so excited about a bunch of cyclists coming through town.
Unless, of course, they were mad scientists, bent on turning all the visitors to the town into cake pans! You read about that stuff happening in the news all the time, but you never think it could happen to you!
Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to spend on such speculation! The crowd was ready for story time and there were tons of eager volunteers!
As I headed to my final stop of the day, which was also my hometown, I drove through some type of interdimensional rip in time. I quickly realized I had somehow aged 25 years or so. Luckily the effects were temporary.
Speaking of time travel, my fellow members of the Class of ‘94 agreed that even though we hadn’t changed, the town sure had upgraded the bathrooms in the Maynard Community Hall!
For old times’ sake, the town elders were even brave enough to let me ascend up the stairs toward the famous Community Hall stage!
Once there, I couldn’t help but sing a few show tunes with Miss Lezlie from the Maynard Public Library!
Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: A meatball with a teaspoon of lava in the center is the very definition of “that’s a spicy meatball!”