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4th Annual Reading Road Trip Sites Announced!

May 3, 2010

Iowa Public Television Announces Fourth Annual

Reading Road Trip Tour of 63 Iowa Libraries This Summer

IPTV KIDS Clubhouse Host Dan Wardell to Visit 63 Libraries for Story Time

(Johnston, Iowa) -- Iowa Public Television today announced the network will embark on another ambitious tour of Iowa libraries during the fourth annual summer Reading Road Trip. Dan Wardell, popular host of the IPTV KIDS Clubhouse, will welcome kids and families in communities across Iowa throughout the summer.

Iowa Public Television is partnering with libraries to promote summer reading, and the Reading Road Trip is tied to this year’s summer reading theme, “Make a Splash at Your Library.” Wardell will tell an original story at these free events, and kids will receive inflatable beach balls to take home as souvenirs of the event.

“Every day, Iowa Public Television works to educate and entertain Iowans, and this trip is a great opportunity to do both for thousands of Iowa families in their own communities,” said Daniel K. Miller, general manager and executive director of Iowa Public Television. “This tour of Iowa truly showcases our commitment to serving all parts of the state.”

In the last two years, more than 39,000 people have attended Reading Road Trip story times throughout the state.

In addition to the scheduled story times at libraries across Iowa, Wardell will keep an online journal of his fun on the Reading Road Trip with pictures, an interactive map, video, and more. Families can follow Dan online at www.iptv.org/dantastic.

The schedule for the Reading Road Trip 2010 is as follows:

  • 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 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Lake City - June 15 at 2 p.m.
  • Eddyville - June 16 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Pella - June 16 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Ankeny - June 17 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Colfax - June 17 at 2 p.m.
  • Le Mars - June 21 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Sioux City - June 21 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Hawarden - June 22 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Orange City - June 22 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Sanborn - June 23 at 10 a.m.
  • Inwood - June 23 at 1 p.m.
  • Spirit Lake - June 24 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Laurens - June 24 at 2 p.m.
  • Des Moines - June 28 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Ames - June 28 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Iowa Falls - June 29 at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
  • Algona - June 29 at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
  • Belmond - June 30 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Mason City - June 30 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Alta Vista - July 1 at 10 a.m.
  • Decorah - July 1 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • West Union - July 2 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Maynard - July 2 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Keota - July 6 at 10 a.m.
  • Keosauqua - July 6 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Grimes - July 7 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Clive - July 7 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Fort Dodge - July 8 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Casey - July 8 at 2 p.m.
  • Cedar Rapids - July 9 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Keokuk - July 12 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Burlington - July 12 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Mediapolis - July 13 at 10 a.m.
  • Muscatine - July 13 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Bettendorf - July 14 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Davenport - July 14 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Eldridge - July 15 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Maquoketa - July 15 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Iowa City - July 18 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Dubuque - July 19 at 9:30 and 11 a.m.
  • Dyersville - July 19 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Waterloo - July 20 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Denver - July 20 at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.
  • Cedar Falls - July 21 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Vinton - July 21 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Johnston - July 22 at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
  • Boone - July 22 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Marshalltown - July 26 at 9:15 and 10:15 a.m.
  • Urbandale - July 26 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Coralville - July 27 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Newton - July 27 at 2 and 3 p.m.
  • Le Grand - July 28 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Woden - July 29 at 9:30 a.m.

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