GRAND ISLAND, Neb.— Students in Grand Island will join millions across the country to celebrate the 20th annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day on Friday, March 2.
NEA’s Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joys of reading, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.
The Grand Island Public Library is asking you to join NEA and many of America’s leading literacy, youth, and civic groups in bringing a nation of readers together under one hat—the red and white stovepipe made famous by the Cat in the Hat—for a flurry of reading excitement.
Children are invited to honor Dr. Seuss’s 114th birthday. The celebration festivities will begin on Monday, Feb. 26, and run through Saturday, March 3. All events take place at the library, 211 N. Washington St., unless otherwise noted and are free for kids to attend. Children are encouraged to wear their Dr. Seuss hats and other Seuss attire. Special “Seussical” fun will be held during regularly scheduled children’s programs Feb. 26-March 3. These activities include:
-Monday, Feb 26—Lapsits at 10 a.m.
-Tuesday, Feb 27—Baby Lapsits at 10:30 a.m. and
-Tuesday, Feb 27—Pajamatime Family Story Hour at 6:30 p.m.
-Wednesday, Feb 28—BookBop at 2 p.m.
-Friday, March 2—Dr. Seuss Storytime fun at 11 a.m. at the Conestoga Mall, 3404 W. 13th St., in the mall south court area. Kids will listen to a story, have a snack, and make a craft.
-Saturday, March 3—Storytime with Eddie the Comfort Dog at 11 a.m.
Dr. Seuss’s birthday is an initiative of National Education Association (NEA), and NEA’s Read Across America Initiative, which is an annual reading motivation and awareness program calling for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. For more information visit www.nea.org/readacross and www.readacrossamerica.org
For more information about these library programs, please contact Celine, youth services librarian, at 308-385-5333. For more information about the library, visit www.gilibrary.org, or go to www.facebook.com/gilibrary, or follow the library on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GIPlibrary.