Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Join us for fun-filled activities in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday!:
Refreshments will be served. All ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Salem Church Library: Saturday, March 1, 10-12
in partnership with the Spotsylvania Education Association
Porter Library: Saturday, March 1, 10-12
in partnership with the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) of Mountain View High School
Headquarters Library: Saturday, March 1, 2-3:30
in partnership with the Fredericksburg Education Association and Fredericksburg Children's Academy
England Run Library: Tuesday, March 4, 6-8
in partnership with Ferry Farm Elementary
Alphabet Soup Special
Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-5.
Snow Library: Monday, March 3, 11- 11:30
Here are some activities to do to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday all month long!:
-Of course, read Dr. Seuss books!
-Download the Cat in the Hat audiobook and listen to it with your family.
-Play games online at Seussville (there are things to print out too)
-Make one of the Dr. Seuss crafts or play a game from About.com
-Have a contest to see who can speak in rhyme the longest.
And remember, you can celebrate Dr. Seuss any day. "Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one!"
Who was Dr. Seuss?
Dr. Seuss's real name is Theodore Seuss Geisel, and he was born on March 2, 1904. He started writing under the name "Dr. Seuss" while he was in college and continued to do so afterwards. Geisel was an illustrator for magazines and a political cartoonist for newspapers during World War II. The first book he wrote was And To Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street in 1937. He wrote several more in the '50's, such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas and If I Ran the Circus. In 1954, Geisel was challenged to write a beginning children's book using just 250 pre-selected words. After several months of work, he produced The Cat in the Hat, which was one of his most famous works.
Learn more about this popular author by enjoying the following biographies for children.
In Search of Dr. Seuss (DVD)
The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Gisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss by Kathleen Krull
Oh, the Places He Went: A Story About Dr. Seuss--Theodore Seuss Geisel by Maryann N. Weidt