Read Across America

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

HBDTheodor Seuss Geisel was an American author best known for authoring more than 60 children's books under the name Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss was born on March 22, 1904. Today we celebrate his birthday with an after school craft at 4:30 PM in the Children's Area of the library. 
To see what other fun events we have planned for March check out our Online Calendar including Spring Break Events.

Freeman celebrates Dr. Seuss' Birthday on Thursday, March 1 @ 4:30 pm

   Freeman Library children will celebrate the birth of Dr. Seuss on this Thursday, March 1 at 4:30 pm.   We'll have fun crafts, activities, coloring sheets, and a tasty treat to honor his birthday.  This program requires tickets.   They are free and given out starting 30 before the program.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this celebration.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss All Week Long!

Friday, March 2nd  is the birthday of Dr. Seuss!  The day is commonly referred to as Read Across America Day (RAA). It is celebrated across the country each year as a way to honor the literary genius of Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss).  In the Children's Area, a Creation Station is set up on the reference desk for your child to complete a simple craft and fun worksheet based on popular Dr. Seuss books. For more information about  RAA, please visit the National Education Association website.  And remember, "you are never too old, too wacky or wild, to pick up a book and read to a childl"!

Celebrate Read Across America

I love reading and, I try my hardest to inspire that love in the next generation. March is Read Across America Month where we celebrate reading with our children. Here at Evelyn Meador we have scheduled magician and educator Julian Franklin to present his show “Reading Rocks (with Socks and Fox) on March 3rd at 2:00 PM. After celebrating Dr.

Read Across America – Christmas in March with Dr. Seuss [6+] - Friday, March 2 at 5 PM


Read Across America is a literacy holiday that celebrates the life and work of Dr. Seuss by taking out some time in the day to read to our youth.


Join us in the Library Community Room on March 2nd at 5 PM to celebrate Christmas in March.


There will be a retelling of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and some activities to match. 

Save the Date for a Dr. Seuss Carnival!

Cat in the Hat with bookHelp us celebrate Read Across America with a Dr. Seuss Carnival at Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio! You're welcome to dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character to add to the fun. Hope to see you there! 

When: Saturday, March 3rd 2pm-5pm
Where: Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio: 16650 Champion Forest Dr, Spring, TX 77379
- Storytimes at 3pm and 4pm
- Fun activities
- Prizes
- Snacks
- Free children's book giveaways while supplies last
- Return and check out books at the pop up library
- Sign up for a library card

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.

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.
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