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

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

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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!

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

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

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

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

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

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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!