Celebrate Dr. Seuss Birthday (March 2) with BPL on Read Across America Day Wednesday


Patrons with Dr. Seuss books in front of Powderly Dr. Seuss display  

Join the Birmingham Public Library as we celebrate the joy of reading this week. 

Wednesday, March 2, is National Read Across America Day, established by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to help kids get excited about reading. This day is held annually on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s book author Dr. Seuss.

On National Read Across America Day, students, teachers, parents, and community members around the nation come together to read books. Though the focus is on Dr. Seuss birthday on March 2, NEA’s Read Across America is the nation’s largest celebration of the joy of reading. 

BPL is paying tribute to Dr. Seuss all week long. 

On Tuesday, March 1, Powderly Branch Library staff took photos of kids holding Dr. Seuss books in front of its Dr. Seuss display.

 “The Powderly Branch encourages kids to Read Across America by visiting our branch and reading some Seussical books,” said Megan Green, Librarian II at Powderly Library.

West End Branch Library's Dr. Seuss table. 

West End Branch Library is hosting a “Dr. Seuss Reading Day Celebration” all week long through Friday, March 4.

“This week at the West End Branch patrons can learn more about Dr. Seuss at by reading a book, coloring a picture, or completing a word search,” said Lynn Hutchins, West End Branch Manager. 

Mary Richardson, a retired teacher and Library Assistant at West End Branch, is reading to students at Hemphill Elementary School, 714 12th Street SW, at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2 (Dr. Seuss birthday) and Friday morning this week. 

As part of its weeklong Read Across America celebration, Titusville Branch Library is hosting a Read Across America Day program at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 4.  It will feature story time special guests, pictures with Dr. Seuss' famous character "Cat in a Hat," and refreshments.