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Oscar Mayer WIENERMOBILE coming to ICPL

by on October 22nd, 2015

It’s no bologna – the Oscar Mayer WIENERMOBILE will be at the Iowa City Public Library for two special visits!wienermobile_billboard_lg

The WIENERMOBILE will make its first appearance at Preschool Storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28. There will be Halloween and hot dog stories read in the Storytime Room before a tour of the WIENERMOBILE, which will be parked outside of the Library.

Families unable to attend Wednesday’s event have a second chance Sunday, Nov. 1. The WIENERMOBILE will be parked outside of the Library on the Ped Mall from 2 to 4 p.m. Again, hot dog stories will be read to the visitors, who also will have the opportunity to tour the unique vehicle.

The Oscar Mayer WIENERMOBILE has been roaming America’s highways and backroads since 1936, with six WIENERMOBILE vehicles on the road any given time. You can follow the iconic 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels’ adventures on Twitter (@oscarmayer) and Instagram (@oscarmayer).

For more information, contact the Library at 319-356-5200.

2 Responses to “Oscar Mayer WIENERMOBILE coming to ICPL”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I love libraries so am confused as to why a library would be inviting a corporate entity to share propaganda thinly veiled as “books”–especially about utterly unhealthy food, to children who are easily drawn in by cartoonish advertisement. There’s a reason why Joe Camel is frowned upon. Hot dogs have no place in a sensible diet, particularly in the midst of the child-obesity epidemic! Please let libraries be the commercial-free zones they were intended to be!

  2. Kara Logsden says:

    We appreciate that you shared your thoughts with us. We live in a world where people have to make judgments about products, services, ideas and information every day. Indeed, in our collection we have materials that not everyone agrees with. Recently a staff member wrote a blog post about the Best Paleo Cookbooks (http://blog.icpl.org/2015/10/21/in-search-of-the-best-paleo-cookbooks/). We know not everyone agrees with a Paleo diet but in the aggregate we strive to offer balanced collection and programs. We have many cookbooks to choose from just like we have many programs to choose from.

    We hope people enjoy the program in the spirit for what it was intended – to offer a fun experience and share reading with children. We understand, though, if others choose not to attend or use the opportunity to talk to their children about personal beliefs related to food consumption and marketing.

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