Miss Iowa Alysa Goethe was the special guest at the Mary J Barnett Memorial Library Story Hour. Miss Iowa read several books and sang a few songs with our young patrons.


After stories, Miss Iowa answered questions and showed photos from her experience competing in the Miss America Pageant. Miss Iowa Alysa Goethe, an elementary music teacher, is traveling the state and visiting libraries and schools. She also just returned from Washington, D.C., testifying for Congress earlier this week regarding her platform, which is type 1 diabetes.


Miss Iowa poses for a photo with Collins Smith after story hour.


Taeynn Flanery gets the chance to try on Miss Iowa’s crown at Story Hour.