Celebrate the life and works of one of the most famous children’s authors of all time at EPL Tuesday.
At 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, the Osolo branch will hold their Seuss-abration with snacks, games and of course stories from the famed author.
Theodor Geisel, known by his pen name Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. He wrote over 60 books in his lifetime and has been a favorite of both new and seasoned readers alike with classics such as “Cat in the Hat,” “Hop on Pop,” “Horton Hears a Who” and “Oh! The Places You’ll Go,” among others.
National Read Across America Day was created in 1997 by the National Education Association as a day to promote literacy and is typically observed in school classrooms.
According to Chuck Pieri, children’s librarian, Seuss’s legacy is in his words and the way he was able to flow rhymes together. Pieri likened it to music.
“He’s the original hip hop artist,” Pieri said. “He makes reading so fun and cool, it’s musical, it’s rhyming and flowing.”
That style is what makes Seuss books so popular, even decades after his death, and among both the young and old.