Read Across America

Book Hunters in Brief #115: Even Better Read Aloud

Most parents will tell you that there are books that they love to read that their kids sniff at, and there are books their kids adore that they. themselves, have grown to groan at--I, myself, was forced to read Honey Bunny Funnybunny for something like one hundred seventy-three consecutive nights before my daughter finally decided it was time to move on.

Then there are the magical few books that parent and child love equally. This week, In celebration of Read Aloud Month, Book Hunters in Brief has selected some particularly fun reads to share with your young ones. We hope one of them strikes a chord with you and your child.

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party at the Stratford Library!

National Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's Birthday!

Wednesday March 2

4:30-5:30 PM

Stratford Library in Highlands

All Ages Welcome

Read Across America Read-In

Join us on Tuesday, March 1st at 4:30pm as we celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday with a Read-In! Come dressed up and read with your family and friends here at the library. 

If you have any questions, call us at 281-376-4610 for info. See you there!

Event Info: 

Date: Tuesday, March 1st
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Robin Bush Activity Room


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Read Aloud & Proud! Read Across America @ your Library

March is Read Aloud Month and what better way to kick it off than a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday with the NEA’s annual Read Across America. All 26 Harris County Public Library branches will be having special Seussian story times to encourage all children to celebrate the pleasures of reading all year long!

Read Aloud Month encourages parents to read to their children for at least fifteen minutes every day starting at birth. Why is this important? Because study after study has shown its lifelong benefits:

  • Reading aloud to your child spurs language-development (even before they talk);
  • it greatly increases your child’s working vocabulary;
  • it builds listening skills, curiosity and memory-development;
  • it helps children better cope with stress;
  • it gives children a positive association with reading which in turn makes it more likely that they will read for pleasure throughout their lives.
  • Children and teens who read for pleasure have a much better chance of success in school;
  • Adults who read for pleasure tend to have better paying jobs, and lead happier, more productive lives.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day

Horton Hatches the EggCome everyone and join us for a Read Across America celebration of Dr.

Dr. Suess' Birthday Celebration

It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Monday and we are going to celebrate it! Come join the party and have fun playing games, taking your picture in the Seussefier photo booth, making a cool craft, and enjoying some delicious cake! Come join the fun with us this Monday, March 2nd at 3:30 pm in the public meeting room. Hope to see you there. 

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Read Across America Day is an annual reading motivation and awareness initiative held on March 2nd - the birthday of Dr. Seuss!  This year, the featured book is the Seuss classic "Oh, the Places You'll Go".  The Library will celebrate this event on Thursday, March 5th at 1:30 pm with a special Choo Choo Club Early Literacy program featuring Dr. Seuss books and activities!  This program is limited to 15 children (ages 3-5) and requires advanced registration.  Call the Library at 832-559-4235 to hold your spot!  And, remember, "you're never too old, too wacky or wild, to pick up a book and read to a child!"

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

   Freeman children can join children across America in celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss this coming Tuesday, March 3 at 4:30 pm.   We'll have lots of great Dr.

Horton's Toothpaste

Horton loved his colorful elephant toothpaste and was able to brush his teeth this morning. Thank you to all the children and teens who participated in this fun experiment. Pictures are available for viewing on the bottom of the page or by clicking here. Enjoy!

Read Across America Celebration

Dr. Suess’ loving character Horton, from the book Horton Hears a Who, cannot brush his teeth. He has lost his elephant toothpaste! Can you help him out? Come help us make some elephant toothpaste for him and celebrate Read Across America; tomorrow Wednesday, March 5th from 4 to 5 pm. Hope to see you there!

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