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Read Across America - Dr. Seuss Festivities

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For Immediate Release:   February 25, 2015

Information:                   Joy Testa Cinquino, Assistant Deputy Director, Development & Communications, 716-858-7182 


Central Library Hosts “Read Across America -Dr. Seuss” Festivities

Young students from Buffalo-area schools will join millions across the country to celebrate “Read Across America” day on Monday, March 2 at 10 a.m. in the Auditorium of the Central Library in downtown Buffalo.

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Director Mary Jean Jakubowski will read Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” to classes of local children from Lovejoy Discovery School and Bennett Park Montessori.  The Cat in the Hat, one of Dr. Seuss’ most infamous characters and the library’s mascot, Reada Book will add to the fun as children learn about Dr. Seuss’ great legacy, sing songs, and watch a video of the book.

“Read Across America” is an annual program hosted by the National Education Association to celebrate early literacy and build a nation of readers. This year’s program celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the joys of reading.  More than 45 million readers of all ages are expected to participate on Monday, March 2.

The Library program is free and open to the public and several other Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries are hosting Read Across America festivities.

Media are welcome to attend, so grab your hat and read with the cat!