Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Celebrate Cat in the Hat's 50th Birthday

Join the Birmingham Public Library on March 2, 2007 as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the man who epitomizes reading fun, and the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day. From coast to coast, more than 45 million readers, both young and old, are gearing up for this reading extravaganza. The event is extra special as we also celebrate the 50th Birthday of the Cat in the Hat, the book that continues to capture the imagination of children everywhere.

Visit any location of the Birmingham Public Library on March 2nd for a slice of birthday cake, and while at the library take a moment to send an online birthday card to the Cat in the Hat. For every card the Cat receives, Random House Children’s Books will donate one book to First Book, an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books.

The Birmingham Public Library is doing their part to deliver the very important reading message: Kids who read, and who are read to, do better in school.

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild
To pick up a book to read with a child.
You’re never too busy, too cool, or to hot,
To pick up a book and share what you’ve got.
In schools and communities,
Let’s gather around,
Let’s pick up a book,
Let’s pass it around.
There are kids all around you,
Kids who will need
Someone to hug,
Someone to read.
Come join us March 2
Your own special way
And make this America’s
Read to Kids Day.

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