This morning almost 400 people came to story time at the Kirkendall Public Library in Ankeny!


And every one of them earned a star in my heart!


Since it was my 11th year visiting them, the librarians rewarded me by allowing me to print out an octopus on their 3-D printer!


I couldn't stay long, though, as I had to set sail for my afternoon stop!


That stop was the Ames Public Library, and over 400 people were waiting for me there!


There were even a few high-powered business owners in the audience complete with fancy tycoon bowties!


Of course, when such important citizens attend an event, you need to hire some well-qualified security!


We can all sleep at night knowing the towers and skyscrapers of the city are protected!


Dan's Wise Advice of the Day: If your ice cream cone is hissing at you, you should not eat it. It might be a snake!