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Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' Birthday

The Ruth Enlow Library invites the community to celebrate Read Across America and the birthday of Dr. Seuss in March. Read Across America, an initiative of the National Education Association (NEA), is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on, or near, March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss, and throughout the month of March.

The local libraries are celebrating with several events, and each child attending will receive a free book, with funding provided by the Garrett County Education Association.

The Oakland Library, in partnership with the Garrett County Judy Center, will host a Dr. Seuss Party on Wednesday, March 1 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. for children ages 3 – 8 years. Registration is required and limited to the first 50 children. To register, contact Julie at 301-334-3996 x104 or julie@relib.net. The event will feature stories, activities, crafts, and snacks based on Dr. Seuss books.

The Accident Library will celebrate with a walk-in program of games, activities, and crafts from Monday, February 27 – Saturday, March 4 during regular operating hours. Also, the Dr. Seuss theme will be integrated into Teen Book Club, Children’s Story Time, and StoryTails scheduled for that week. For more information, contact the Accident Library at 301-746-8792 or crystal@relib.net.

The Grantsville Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at its regular Story Time on Wednesday, March 1, from 11 a.m. – noon, and also during the week with a walk-in program of coloring pages, easy crafts, and take-home activities. The children’s area will be decked out in Dr. Seuss books. For more information, contact the Grantsville Library at 301-895-5298 or hannah@relib.net.

Kitzmiller Library’s celebration will feature a Dr. Seuss birthday party, complete with stories, fun activities, and free giveaways, March 1 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., for all ages. On Thursday, March 2, from 10:30 – 11 a.m., children at Kitzmiller’s Story Time will hear Dr. Seuss stories and receive a surprise visit from the “Cat in the Hat.” For more information, contact Diane at 301-453-3368 or diane@relib.net.

From Monday, February 27 – Saturday, March 4, the Friendsville Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a walk-in program during normal operating hours. The program will include crafts, Dr. Seuss DVDs, and books. For more information, contact Michele at 301-746-5663 or michele@relib.net.

A listing of events and services at the Ruth Enlow Library is available on the website at www.relib.net. Follow the library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RuthEnlowLibrary.

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