“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.”
In 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2nd. In 1937, Dr. Seuss as he was now called wrote his first book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. Soon after he wrote many books that have engaged young readers and helped teach them to read, which continue to do so to this day.
National Read Across America Day is celebrated every March 2nd, in honor of Dr. Seuss’ inspiration to readers and to further encourage young people to continue to read.
“The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 20th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.” nea.org/readacross
Check out more information at www.readacrossamerica.org and see people’s “shelfies”. Try out posting your own “shelfie” of you and your favorite childhood book. Struggling to pick something to read? The National Education Association has compiled a list of great booklists just for the occassion or you can always come in to the Children’s and Parent Services Department here at the library and we will be happy to help you find something.
To help celebrate both Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and National Read Across America Day we had a ‘Dr. Seuss Story Craft’ program. Miss Kim read a few favorite Dr. Seuss books to our pre-school patrons.
She helped them make a One Fish, Two Fish,Red Fish, Blue Fish inspired fish bowl craft.
Miss Kim even had a delicious birthday snack prepared.
And for the grand finale, we had a special visitor, the Cat in the Hat (our very own, Miss Melanie!)
Check out our Facebook page, as more pictures will be up soon!