Theodore Seuss Geisel was born March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. After many years of college education, Theodore was hired as an English professor, but quickly grew frustrated with his given research assignment. It was not until 1936, while traveling by boat from Europe, that Theodore was first inspired to write the first of many silly poems that he would quickly become known for. This first story is still enjoyed by children and adults today in the book titled, “And to Think I saw it on Mulberry Street.” The book is about a little boy with a wild imagination, all of which takes place in Theodore’s hometown of Springfield.
Theodore began writing under the name Dr. Seuss, and with the release of “The Cat in the Hat” Dr. Seuss quickly became a household name. This book was not only a fun and quirky read for children, but also the repetition of easy words made it ideal for beginning readers.
Despite passing away from cancer in 1991, the legacy of Dr. Seuss and his beloved books lives on in schools and libraries all over the United States.
As in previous years, the children’s library will be celebrating in Dr. Seuss style with Saturday, March 1, capping off the week with many fun-filled events! Children of all ages are welcome to stop by the library anytime between 1-2:30 to meet the Cat in the Hat and participate in some fun activities. Children can sit and listen to the children’s librarian read “Horton Hears a Who” by Dr. Seuss. Afterwards, they can enjoy a snack and make a fun craft to take home. The events even include a science station! Children will be able to experience the wonders of microscopes as they look through the lens at various objects.
While you are visiting, be sure to check out our window display on your way to the Children’s Library. Your children will enjoy seeing the Dr. Seuss books and characters. The display even features colorful, miniature trees from “The Lorax.”
There will be lots for the children to enjoy on Saturday, so we hope you will join us at the library and help us celebrate Dr. Seuss!
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child!” –Dr. Seuss