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IPTV Announces Reading Road Trip for Summer!

May 18, 2007

Iowa Public Television today announced the network will embark on an ambitious tour of 53 Iowa libraries during its first-ever summer Reading Road Trip. Dan Wardell, popular host of the IPTV Kids Clubhouse, will host story time 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, “Get a Clue.” Wardell will tell a mystery-inspired story to kids in libraries, and will offer kids who come to the library during his story times and offer them their very own detective magnifying glass to take home.

“Every day, Iowa Public Television works to educate and entertain Iowans, and this trip provides an excellent 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 our state, fulfilling our important role as Iowa’s only locally-owned and locally-controlled statewide television network.”

In addition to the scheduled story times at libraries around 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 is as follows:

  • Des Moines – June 5 at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Indianola – June 6 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Clarinda – June 7 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Shenandoah – June 7 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Council Bluffs – June 8 at 9 and 10 a.m.
  • Red Oak – June 8 at 2 and 3 p.m.
  • Atlantic – June 11 at 9 and 10 a.m.
  • Harlan – June 11 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Denison – June 12 at 9 and 10 a.m.
  • Carroll – June 12 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Norwalk – June 13 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Sioux Center – June 14 at 9 and 10 a.m.
  • Orange City – June 14 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Le Mars – June 15 at 9 and 10 a.m.
  • Marcus – June 15 at 1 p.m.
  • Boone – June 18 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Webster City – June 19 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Ames – June 19 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Fort Dodge – June 21 at 9 and 10 a.m.
  • Algona – June 21 at 2 and 3 p.m.
  • Mason City – June 22 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Clear Lake – June 22 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Nevada – June 26 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Marshalltown – June 26 at 2 and 3 p.m.
  • Charles City – June 28 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Waverly – June 28 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Waterloo – June 29 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Cedar Falls – June 29 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Decorah – July 3 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Oelwein – July 5 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Edgewood – July 5 at 2 p.m.
  • Maynard – July 5 at 4 p.m.
  • Dubuque – July 6 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Maquoketa – July 6 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Clinton – July 12 at 9 and 10 a.m.
  • Tipton – July 12 at 2 and 3 p.m.
  • Davenport – July 13 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Bettendorf – July 13 at 2 p.m.
  • Iowa City – July 19 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Muscatine – July 19 at 2 and 3 p.m.
  • Coralville – July 20 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Cedar Rapids – July 20 at 2 and 3 p.m.
  • Knoxville – July 31 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Newton – July 31 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Burlington – August 2 at 9 and 10 a.m.
  • Fort Madison – August 2 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Keokuk – August 3 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Mount Pleasant – August 3 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Ottumwa – August 6 at 9 and 10 a.m.
  • Oskaloosa – August 6 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Pella – August 7 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Grinnell – August 7 at 2 and 3 p.m.
  • Ankeny – August 8 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.

For a full list of library branches, locations, and more, visit www.iptv.org. For interviews, photos, and other information, contact Jennifer Konfrst at 515-242-3146.

For immediate release:
May 18, 2007

For information contact:
Kristen L. Gray
Director of Communications
kristen.gray@iptv.org
515-725-9703

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