Friday, February 24, 2012

Celebrate Reading & Dr Seuss @ Your Library

The Cat in the Hat was silly but smart. He said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
Kids of all ages can come to the Armstrong Library on Friday, March 2nd, to celebrate reading and the wonderful Dr Seuss. From 10:30 to 11 am. and again at 1:30 to 2 pm, kids can stop in to hear stories, sing songs, rhyme, and color! The event is free, and no registration required.

Every year, schools and libraries across the country mark the March 2 birthday of Dr Theodor Geisel, aka Dr Seuss, with Read Across America events promoted by the National Education Association. It's an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading. Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong success. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.

If you can't make it to the Library, then just "pick up a book and read with a child".

You're never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You're never too busy, too cool, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you've got.
In schools and communities,
Let's gather around,
Let's pick up a book,
Let's pass it around.
There are kids all around you,
Kids who will need
Someone to hug,
Someone to read.
Come join us March 2nd
Your own special way
And make this America's
Read to Kids Day.

Courtesy of NEA

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