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Celebrating Dr. Seuss

 

Is it just me, or does it seem like Dr. Seuss’ birthday is becoming a bigger and bigger event every year? Much of this is attributed to the National Educational Association’s Read Across America initiative which inspires events all over the area. 
NEA’s national reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! This year’s event will showcase "The Lorax" book as well as NBC/Universal's "The Lorax."
 
We at PlaygroundBuzz have also compiled a list of local events celebrating this classic book and the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Celebrate a love of reading with your child and explore some of these fun Philadelphia-area activities:
 
 
Feb 25 - All Target stores will be reading the Lorax and offering special giveaway bags
 
Feb 25 - The Lakeshore Learning Store in King of Prussia will have crafts and stories all day
 
March 2 - Please Touch Museum holds storytimes and an appearance by the Cat in the Hat
 
March 2, 3 & 4Pottery Barn Kids celebrates Dr. Seuss with special storytime each day
 
March 2 - Doylestown Bookshop's evening event will include a reading of "The Lorax," musical performances, cake and more.
 
March 3 - The Little Treehouse in Chestnut Hill celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday with stories, free gifts and cake! Other themed events held all week leading up to Saturday.

 

Do you know of other Dr. Seuss events occurring this week?  Let us know in the comments section!

 


 

 

 

by Becky on Monday, February 27, 2012 3:06 PM
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown, is celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday and Read Across America Day on Fri., March 2 with a special Seuss Storytime at 10:30 am for 3-5 year olds, and stories and fun at 3:45 pm with birthday treats for ages 5-12. Crafts and puzzles available all day! Call 610-278-5100 x 205 for more info.

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