Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Cover of Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Born on March 2, Dr. Seuss is the beloved author who brought us such favorite characters as the Grinch, Horton, and the Cat in the Hat

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, 10-12Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss
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!:

Book cover of The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

-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

-Make green eggs and ham for dinner, or another recipe from the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook (click here for other ideas).

-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