On March 2, 2015, in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday and the 16th annual Read Across America Day, several HPL locations held exciting reading activities.
The Heights Neighborhood Library had a Seuss-A-Thon where various readers, including HPL’s own Mary Stanton and Michele Gorman, read Dr. Seuss beginning readers. Longer picture books and other Seuss favorites were also shared, and a variety of Dr. Seuss movies were shown throughout the day.
Collier Regional Library hosted a birthday party for Dr. Seuss, featuring a storytime, a fun Seussical craft, and birthday cake! During the After School Zone, the Collier staff made Oobleck .
Additionally, both HPL Southwest Express and Henington-Alief Regional Library held special Dr. Seuss-related storytimes, featuring a special guest - H-E-Buddy!
NEA's Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday and the joys of reading, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read. NEA’s Read Across America Day is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.
Even the very young or those who can’t read on their own can celebrate reading by being read to, by listening to an audiobook, or by visiting the library!
Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.
What are you going to do for Read Across America day?