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A Tropical Heatwave!

Last night, I gazed into my magic crystal ball and foresaw that the weather today would be very uncomfortable!

Luckily, that didn’t stop people from coming out to the Marshalltown Public Library for story time!

A well-placed Christmas tree helped everyone keep cool thoughts on their minds!

However, it appears that today is just the first day of this tropical heatwave! We’re going to have to keep ourselves shielded from the sun for the foreseeable future.

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: Just because [...]

The Girl’s Bathroom?

Today seemed as if it was going to be just another ordinary day! The girls at the Marshalltown Public Library were excited that I was going to tell them a princess story. The boys, of course, were mad!

And then when the gentlemen found out there were also superheroes in my story, they got pretty excited too!

As always, in addition to great crowds and fantastic kids, I encountered peculiar mysteries that peaked my curiosity.

However, on my way out, I noticed the [...]

Now that’s a Shiny Medal!

The Marshalltown Public Library has been very busy since I last visited them. They worked incredibly hard and won the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service!

The award was such an awesome feat that even Michael Fitzgerald, State Treasurer of Iowa, stopped by to take a look at its brilliance.

Other VIPs showed up as well, including Curious George and the Mole in the Yellow Hat!

With so many celebrities attending story time, I needed some extra courage to perform. Luckily, [...]

Sir Rustalot, the Parking Hog!

This morning, at the Marshalltown Public Library, story time started at 9:15 on the dot!

That’s because the town’s citizens like it when the trains run EXACTLY on time!

I was surprised with a card from one of my younger fans!

This was written inside!

I would have stayed in Marshalltown all day, but, a band of travelling wizards told me there had been a dragon sighting to the south!

Sir Rustalot, a foul rust dragon, was taking up way to many parking spots at [...]

Dragon in the Tree House!

When I visit the Marshalltown Public Library they always take great care of me. I even get special parking.

It was a good thing I got a parking spot, too. Lots of moms, dads, and kids showed up for story time.

There were even a few celebrities who stopped by for the fun.

Luckily, after five years of visiting the Marshalltown Public Library, I finally discovered their energy source!

This afternoon, we filled the Kling Memorial Library in Grundy Center.

And talk about lucky, [...]