IPTV Announces 2017 Reading Road Trip

The 11th annual statewide road trip expands to a year-round program.

Iowa Public Television kicks off the second decade of Dan Wardell’s Reading Road Trip on Wednesday, June 7 in Villisca, Iowa. IPTV partners with libraries statewide to promote summer reading during the Reading Road Trip. Dan Wardell, the popular host of the IPTV KIDS Clubhouse, will welcome kids and families in communities across the state with an engaging, interactive story time. As he has for the past ten years, Wardell will encourage kids to turn their TVs off, read a good book, go outside and play, use their imaginations and eat healthy foods.

Once the summer is over, Wardell will continue his Reading Road Trip story times throughout the school year as the Clubhouse production schedule permits. Fans can follow Dan Wardell’s year-long journey by visiting his online journal of Reading Road Trip adventures, complete with an interactive map, story time photos, videos and more. Families can find Dan Wardell online at Iptv.org/clubhouse or on Facebook at IPTV KIDS Clubhouse.

The 2017 Reading Road Trip dates and times are subject to change. Schedule updates are immediately posted to Iptv.org/clubhouse.

Support for the Reading Road Trip is provided by Blank Children’s Hospital and Casey’s General Stores. 

2017 Reading Road Trip

Alden – Wednesday, July 5 at 1:30 p.m.

Ames – Wednesday, July 26 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Ankeny – Wednesday, July 26 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Aurelia - Wednesday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Avoca – Tuesday, June 13 at 1 p.m.

Bettendorf – Friday, June 9 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Burlington – Thursday, June 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Carroll – Tuesday, July 25 at 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Cedar Falls – Thursday, June 22 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Council Bluffs – Tuesday, June 13 at 9 and 10 a.m.

Dysart – Friday, June 23 at 2 p.m.

Fort Dodge – Wednesday, July 19 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Iowa City – Thursday, July 13 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Lawler – Thursday, June 22 at 1 p.m.

Marion – Friday, June 23 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Mason City – Wednesday, July 5 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Maynard – Friday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Monona – Thursday, June 22 at 3:30 p.m.

Osceola – Wednesday, June 7 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Ottumwa – Friday, June 9 at 3 p.m.

Pella – Thursday, June 8 at 9 and 10 a.m.

Sioux Center – Wednesday, June 14 at 9 and 10 a.m.

Thompson – Wednesday, July 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Villisca – Wednesday, June 7 at 10 a.m.