Thursday is Dr. Seuss’s birthday. And libraries across Fulton County have come up with the perfect gift for the man who gave so many of us the gift of reading:
In honor of National Reading Day — an annual event that takes place on March 2, the day that Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in 1904 — 15 Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System branches will celebrate the author of “The Cat in the Hat” “Green Eggs and Ham” and some 60 other beloved children’s books.
(Actually, three libraries are so excited, they’re having their celebrations a day early, on Wednesday). Meanwhile, proving that we’re all “Grinch”-loving kids at heart, some important grownups will take part at different locations: Martin Luther King III, Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann, a couple of authors and mayors and even a fire department, to name a few. There’ll be a make-your-own-Seuss-character-mask session at one branch, fishbowl crafting at another and of course, reading, reading, reading, everywhere.
Here’s the complete list of participating locations:
Wednesday, March 1
Dogwood Library, 1838 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW, Atlanta. Rhyming stories and songs. 10:00 a.m.
Kirkwood Branch, 11 Kirkwood Rd, Atlanta, GA, 30317. Read a Dr. Seuss book with Ms. Leilani. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
South Fulton Branch Library, 4055 Flat Shoals Rd, Union City. A celebration of all things Dr. Seuss, for ages 3-12. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 1
Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta. Dr. Seuss stories and crafts, with special guest Mayor Vince Williams of Union City. 10:30 a.m.
Adamsville-Collier Heights Branch, 3424 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr, Atlanta. A Seussical birthday celebration with stories and treats. 10:30 a.m.
Buckhead Branch, 269 Buckhead Ave. NE, Atlanta. Special guest reader Martin Luther King III and stories and games honoring the birthday of Dr. Seuss. 10:30 a.m.
MLK Branch, 409 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Atlanta. Special guest reader, author Christine Bowen. 10:30 a.m.
Mechanicsville Branch, 400 Formwalt St. SW, Atlanta. An array of Dr. Seuss books with guest readers Kevin Block, Juvenile Court Officer and Alvin Perry, Retired School Principal. 10 a.m.
Northwest Branch at Scott’s Crossing, 2489 Perry Boulevard NW, Atlanta. Dr. Seuss-themed story time featuring special guest Rev. Clifton Dawkins, Fulton County Chaplain. 4 p.m.
Wolf Creek Branch, 3100 Enon Rd, Atlanta.3rd annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, featuring treats and fun Seuss-inspired activities. 4 p.m.
Fairburn Branch, 60 Valley View Dr, Fairburn. Story time with Fairburn City Councilwoman Lydia Glaize, plus Seussical treats and a chance to make a Seuss character mask. 4 p.m.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library Branch, 9560 Spruill Rd., Johns Creek. A special reading of “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish,” followed by “fun fishbowl” crafting.
Ocee Branch, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Rd, Johns Creek. A Dr. Seuss birthday celebration that will include story time with Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann, a special craft session and a visit by the Johns Creek Fire Department. 10 a.m.
Palmetto Library, 9111 Cascade Palmetto Rd, Palmetto. A Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration, featuring special guest, author Jalisa R. Smith. 10:30 a.m.
Roswell Branch, 115 Norcross St, Roswell. Dr. Seuss Story Time, featuring guest reader Roswell Mayor Pro-Tem Donald Horton. 4:30 p.m.
Additional information is available at www.afpls.org.
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