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Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            
personal cell (205)572-1359
BPL Celebrating National Read Across America (Dr. Seuss Birthday) Friday, March 2

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Hundreds of students, packed into the gym at Tuggle Elementary in Birmingham on Thursday, March 1, cheered loudly as  Five Points West storyteller Candice Hardy read “The Cat in A Hat,” the Dr. Seuss classic.

Hardy’s appearance was among many ways the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is celebrating the March 2 birthday of Dr. Seuss.  Friday, March 2, 2018, is National Read Across America Day. In honor the famous children’s author, BPL employees in many of the 19 libraries across Birmingham will be dressed up in Seuss’ gear. Several city libraries posted Seuss displays.
National Read Across America Day is an annual event that is part of Read Across America, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association to honor Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The day is designed to encourage children and their parents to celebrate reading. 

Inglenook Branch Library, 4100 40th Terrace North, is celebrating Dr. Seuss’ legacy and contributions to children’s literature at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2, with a children’s craft program, cookies and lemonade. North Birmingham Regional Branch Library, 2501 31st Ave. North, is holding a birthday party celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss at 4 p.m. Friday. Titusville Branch Library, #2 6th Ave. SW, will be showing “The Cat in a Hat” at 3:30 p.m. Friday.  

East Ensley Branch Library and Smithfield Branch Library started their celebration early, on Wednesday, Feb. 28. East Ensley hosted a Seuss birthday party with cake and snacks for kids, while Five Points West Library storyteller Candice Hardy dressed up like a Dr. Seuss character and reading to young patrons.
Read more about National Read Across America Day at this link: #ReadAcrossAmericaDay #DrSeussDay

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