“We looked! Then we saw him step in on the mat! We looked! And we saw him! The Cat in the Hat!.” The opening lines from The Cat in the Hat take many of us back to childhood, remembering the comfort of sitting on a loved one’s lap as they read these memorable words to us, and the feel of a much-loved book clutched in little hands. They also evoke an instant picture of that mischievous cat and his iconic red-and-white striped hat.
In celebration of the beloved author Dr. Seuss, the Friends of the Sidney Public Library is hosting a Dr. Seuss birthday bash from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 3 at the Sidney Public Library, 1112 12th Ave.
“We are excited to offer a fun-filled event focused around such an adored author,” said Jessica Eddy, President of the Friends of the Sidney Public Library. “His books have helped countless children learn to read, which supports one of our group’s main goals of promoting literacy.”
This free event is open to children and their parents, and will feature all things Seuss, including fun activities, crafts, snacks, a photo booth allowing children to take the place of a favorite Seuss character, and of course, story time! And rest assured that when you step into the library you are in the right place, even though it may resemble the setting of one of your favorite Seuss books.
The local event is part of Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday (celebrated this year on Monday, March 3).
Dr. Seuss, the pseudonym for author Theodor Seuss Geisel, published 46 children’s books throughout his career, many of which inspired to films and television specials. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers celebrate his work by bringing together kids, teens, and books one day each year.
Join in sharing your love of reading by coming with your children to participate in this fun-filled event promoting literacy with hands-on projects, great activities, and the chance to see the world through a child’s eyes with the reading of a beloved book.