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Roosevelt K-2 Primary kindergarten teacher, Tiffany Flores reads Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" to the class in this undated file photo. (Fred Flury/The Elkhart Truth)
Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with a good book
Posted on Feb. 28, 2014 at 4:24 p.m.

In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday on Sunday, libraries and children throughout the U.S. will celebrate Read Across America on Monday, March 3.

The National Education Association started Read Across America 17 years ago to encourage children and teenagers to pick up a book and read.

Here are some local ways to celebrate:

  • Children who visit the Dunlap branch of the Elkhart Public Library system and read a Dr. Seuss book could win a prize. To see other activities happening at the libraries this week, visit their Facebook page or their website.
  • Dress in your Seuss-inspired best and celebrate at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve in Niles, Mich. There will be singing, reading of favorite Dr. Seuss books and cupcakes for sale. Admission is free for members and $7 for non-members.
  • Middlebury Community Public Library will be reading Dr. Seuss and having craft time at 11 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 4 and 5. Call ahead at 825-5601 if you plan on attending. The library is also inviting patrons to come into the library and vote on their favorite Dr. Seuss book through Thursday, March 6.

Want to find out how to get your children or students to participate in Read Across America Day? Visit the NEA's website for resources on getting kids to read and information on hosting an event.