Read Across America Day, also known as the celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, will take place on March 3. The beloved children’s book author, Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was born on March 2, 1904 and each year, schools, libraries, churches and other organizations hold events on or around his birthday to honor his contribution to children’s education, and to encourage kids to read.
In St. Louis, there are many places where your kids can make Dr. Seuss crafts, hear Cat in the Hat stories, or enjoy other Dr. Seuss themed treats and activities. The following list should help you find just the right Dr. Seuss birthday celebration for your kids:
Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash at The Magic House
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Local celebrities will be on hand to read Dr. Seuss books and kids can make a Dr. Seuss hat to take home. Parents should bring their cameras as Cat in the Hat will be there for photos. This event is free with the $9.50 admission, but children 11 years old or younger who bring in a new Dr. Seuss book valued at $5 or more, will be admitted for free. The books collected will be donated to First Book and distributed to children in need.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! at the Kirkwood Public Library
March 3, 2014
During this free event, children will enjoy crafts and activities centered around Dr. Seuss and even get a slice of delicious birthday cake. Cat in the Hat will be there too!
The Kirkwood Public Library is located at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue.
Dr. Seuss Read-A-Rama at the Jefferson County Library - Arnold Branch
Saturday, Mar 1 - 10:30 a.m.
Parents are asked to register children for this free event. Kids will enjoy a Dr. Seuss story time and craft. The library's Arnold branch is located at 1701 Missouri State Road.
Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast at the Texas Roadhouse in St. Charles
Saturday, March 1 - 9:00 a.m. or 9:45 a.m. seating
Those registered and attending this event will enjoy a green eggs and ham breakfast along with Dr. Seuss-themed activities. Anyone dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss character will receive a prize. Tickets can be purchased online for $5.00 at www.stchlibraryfoundation.org. For more information, call Karen at 636-441-2300 extension 1517. Also, bring a new picture book or board book for children 5 and under to the Texas Roadhouse between March 1st and 8th, and receive a free kids meal. Texas Roadhouse is located at 1300 Bass Pro Drive in St. Charles.
Dr. Seuss Story Hour at The Teacher’s Lounge
Monday, February 24 - 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Kids will enjoy a Dr. Seuss story hour as well as crafts. Registration can be made by calling 314-843-2227. The Teacher’s Lounge is located at 21 Ronnie’s Plaza in south county.
Read Across America Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday at Barnes & Noble, Chesterfield
Monday, March 3 - 7:00 p.m.
During this story time, kids will get to hear a reading of Barnes & Noble’s exclusive edition of “Green Eggs and Ham” and enjoy Dr. Seuss-themed activities. Barnes & Noble is located at 1600 Clarkson Road in Chesterfield. For more information, call 636-536-9636.
For more Read Across America resources, visit Nea.org.
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