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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 [...]

Mister and Miss Squirt!

It appeared this morning would be just another normal visit to the Waterloo Public Library.

However, I noticed a few of the kids seemed to be infected with some kind of aggressive brain fungus.

After a quick search, I located the source of the infection. The librarians had not cleaned their fish tank in a long time, and mutated slime was growing out of it.

No one needed to panic because I had a plan! A few well-placed bags of flaming destruction [...]

Baby Dino!

This morning, the sign at the Mason City Public Library said “SPARK a Reaction!” So, of course, I tried to do exactly as it said.

Unfortunately, my “spark” caused a little bigger reaction than anyone was expecting.

Somehow I accidentally transformed one of the library’s houseplants into a strange abomination.

Luckily, my damage was easily undone thanks to the help of the librarians and some reversal potions that they had on hand.

Later, the kids showed up to the Lake Mills Public Library in [...]

Cowzilla!

It’s hard to believe, but every year the Decorah Public Library allows me to perform story time in their Adult Reading Lounge! This morning was no different!

The upper level is also home to fancy museum-quality art! There, you can stare all you want, just as long as you don’t touch.

The best part of being in the grown-up section of the library is that it is easy to find dads willing to groove out.

Perhaps the theme for this summer should [...]

The Interdimensional Rip!

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 [...]

College Savings Iowa 529 Plan

Funding for the 2014 Reading Road Trip
has been provided by the
College Savings Iowa 529 Plan.