A Seussical Celebration

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Post_DrSeussTheodore Geisel, (Dr. Seuss), wrote The Cat in the Hat because he was worried that children were not learning to read. Publisher William Spaulding, challenged him to “Write me a story that first-graders can’t put down!” with the caveat that he had to limit the book’s vocabulary to no more than 225 different words.  Since The Cat in the Hat was first published in 1957, children have been learning to read with Dr. Seuss.

At Spokane County Library District, we celebrate reading every chance we get, and that’s why we are throwing a 110th Birthday Celebration for Dr. Seuss. In honor of America’s favorite reading teacher, we have planned “lots of good fun that is funny.”

We have invited local celebrity readers, including a Spokane Valley firefighter, Spokane Indians Mascot Otto (and friend), Spokane Valley Mayor Grafos, and the entire Lilac Royal Court. These celebrities will be sharing their favorite books throughout the day. You’ll also be able to meet and take a picture with the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, and Thing 2. We’ll be making picture frames, hats, playing games, and eating cupcakes, of course—it is a birthday party!

Join the festivities on Sunday, March 2, from 1pm-5pm at the Spokane Valley Library.

(You and the kids can’t make it to the big party? Drop into one of other open libraries on Sunday, and you’ll be able to make something fun there as well.)

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  • http://www.theinvisibleboss.com Mike Monroe

    Where’s the SHARE button on this page?? Will bring my little nephew. This is going to rock!

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Mike. We don’t have a share button on our pages, but maybe we should! For now, you will have to cut and paste the web address to share on Facebook. Check our Facebook page in the next few days for an announcement there, too.

  • Jamie Kelley

    I am interested in coming to this and sharing with my 2 grand girls. Both are Autistic and it is also their Birthdays one is in February and the other is in March. This would be such a special thing for them to see and get their picture taken as well. How much is the Pictures so I know to make sure I have the funds. Thanks Mrs Jamie Kelley Grandma to 2 Jasmine and Chloe.

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Jamie. The photos are free. Can’t wait to see you there!

  • Terese

    I LOVE Dr. Suess, and my 3 kids grew up with many of the Dr. Suess books. So fun to read! My children are teenagers now, but I hope to borrow some young children to bring to this wonderful event. : )

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Terese. We look forward to seeing you there!