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Media Alert: IPTV Announces Communities for 8th Annual Reading Road Trip Tour

(Johnston, Iowa) - Iowa Public Television today announced the network will embark on another ambitious tour of Iowa libraries during the eighth 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 will partner with 68 libraries to promote summer reading in June and July. Wardell will tell an interactive original story at the libraries, encouraging kids to spend time reading, playing outside, using their imagination and eating healthy snacks.

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 or on Facebook at IPTV KIDS Clubhouse.

Reading Road Trip Communities for 2014 (Dates and Towns will be Announced Later):

* Akron
* Allison
* Alta
* Ames
* Ankeny
* Bettendorf
* Bloomfield
* Bondurant
* Boone
* Burlington
* Carroll
* Cedar Falls
* Cedar Rapids
* Charter Oak
* Clarence
* Clive
* Coralville
* Corning
* Council Bluffs
* Cushing
* Davenport
* De Witt
* Decorah
* Des Moines
* Donnellson
* Dubuque
* Evansdale
* Fort Atkinson
* Fort Dodge
* George
* Graettinger
* Humeston
* Independence
* Iowa City
* Iowa Falls
* Johnston
* Lake Mills
* Lewis
* Livermore
* Maquoketa
* Marion
* Marshalltown
* Mason City
* Maynard
* Mount Ayr
* Muscatine
* Nashua
* Nevada
* Newton
* Ocheyedan
* Ottumwa
* Pella
* Perry
* Richland
* Rockwell City
* Shenandoah
* Sibley
* Sioux Center
* Swaledale
* Tabor
* Washington
* Waterloo
* Waukon
* Waverly
* Whiting
* Williamsburg
* Wilton
* Winterset

For more information about Iowa Public Television, please contact Kristen Gray at 515-725-9703 or

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Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network celebrating 45 years in 2014. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than 2 million viewers a month turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television offers three programming channels statewide: IPTV, IPTV LEARNS, and IPTV WORLD. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Hawarden; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. Information on programming channels, reception, and more can be found at

Kristen Gray




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