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Reading Road Trip Sites for 2009 Announced!

May 27, 2009

Iowa Public Television Announces “Reading Road Trip” Tour of 62 Iowa Cities This Summer

IPTV Kids Clubhouse Host Dan Wardell to Visit 62 Libraries for Story Time

(Johnston, Iowa) -- Iowa Public Television today announced the network will embark on another ambitious tour of Iowa libraries during the third 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, “Be Creative at Your Library.” Wardell will tell an original story at these free story times, and kids will receive kazoos 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 our state.”

In the last two years, more than 25,000 people have attended Reading Road Trip story times throughout the state.

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 8 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Colfax – June 8 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Boone – June 9 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Ames – June 9 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Fort Dodge – June 10 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Algona – June 10 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Clear Lake – June 11 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Hampton – June 11 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Dension – June 15 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Glidden – June 15 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Guthrie Center – June 16 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Bayard – June 16 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Spirit Lake – June 17 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Emmetsburg – June 17 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Pocahontas – June 17 at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
  • Sanborn – June 18 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Orange City – June 18 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Le Mars – June 19 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Sioux City – June 19 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Storm Lake – June 22 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Sac City – June 22 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Atlantic – June 23 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Winterset – June 23 at 2 and 3 p.m.
  • Bedford – June 24 at 10 a.m.
  • Corning – June 24 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Council Bluffs – June 25 at 9 and 10 a.m.
  • Malvern – June 25 at 1 p.m.
  • Leon – June 29 at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
  • Corydon – June 29 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Urbandale – June 30 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Grimes – June 30 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Newton – July 1 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Marshalltown – July 1 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Decorah – July 2 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Calmar – July 2 at 1 p.m.
  • Maynard – July 2 at 3 p.m.
  • Albia – July 6 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Bloomfield – July 6 at 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Fort Madison – July 7 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Columbus Junction – July 7 at 2 and 3 p.m.
  • Sigourney – July 8 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Pella – July 8 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Vinton – July 9 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Blairstown – July 9 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Davenport – July 13 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Bettendorf – July 13 at 2 and 3 p.m.
  • Eldridge – July 14 at 10 a.m.
  • Walcott – July 14 at 1 p.m.
  • Bluegrass – July 14 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Buffalo – July 14 at 4 p.m.
  • Waterloo – July 15 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Cedar Rapids – July 15 at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
  • Johnston – July 16 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • West Des Moines – July 16 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • New Hampton – July 20 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Cedar Falls – July 20 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Independence – July 20 at 6 and 7 p.m.
  • Iowa City – July 21 at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Coralville – July 21 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
  • Wyoming – July 22 at 10 a.m.
  • Dubuque – July 22 at 1, 2:30, and 4 p.m.
  • Ankeny – July 23 at 10 and 11 a.m., and 2 p.m.

 

For interviews, photos, and other information, contact Jennifer Konfrst at 515-242-3146

 

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For immediate release:
May 27, 2009

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
tonya@iptv.org
(515) 725-9705

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