Monday, February 24, 2014

Wish Dr. Seuss Happy Birthday and READ

Children and adults alike love Dr. Seuss. From Green Eggs and Ham to Horton Hears a Who, children have laughed, danced and delighted to his imaginative, vibrant characters and engaging, if not slightly wacky, stories. 

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with us! On Saturday, March 1, The Fauquier County Public Library and the Fauquier County Education Association will host a special program at all three Fauquier County Public Library locations to wish Dr. Seuss happy birthday.  The program will begin at noon and include a special reading of a Dr. Seuss favorite, crafts, refreshments and other activities. The Cat in the Hat, an iconic Dr. Seuss character, will also be at each library location. 

The program is free; no registration is required. Children from throughout Fauquier County are invited to attend and READ at their library. 

To get you ready to READ and celebrate, here are a few fun facts about Dr. Seuss

  • Dr. Seuss was the pen name of Theodor Seuss Geisel.
  • Dr. Seuss' works have been adapted for television, film and even Broadway
  • During his lifetime, Dr. Seuss published 46 children's books.
  • Dr. Seuss' works are noted for their use of anapestic meter.
  • In addition to his work as a children's author and cartoonist, Dr. Seuss also worked as an illustrator, political cartoonist and as an animator for the United States Army. 

The program is part of National Read Across America Day (READ), started by the National Education Association in 1998 to encourage and motivate children to read. 

Happy Birthday Dr.Seuss and happy reading! 

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