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Library to throw a birthday party for Dr. Seuss
Library to throw a birthday party for Dr. Seuss

I just learned (thanks to the Spokane County Library District) that Theodore Geisel, (Dr. Seuss), wrote “The Cat in the Hat” because he was worried children weren't learning to read. A publisher challenged him to write a story first-graders can’t put down! (with the caveat that he had to limit the book’s vocabulary to no more than 225 different words.)

Since “The Cat in the Hat” was first published in 1957, children have been learning to read with Dr. Seuss.

The Spokane County Library District is celebrating Dr. Seuss. It is throwing a 110th Birthday Celebration for Dr. Seuss, Sunday, March 2nd. It has invited local celebrity readers, including a Spokane Valley firefighter, Spokane Indians Mascot Otto (and friend), Spokane Valley's Mayor, and the entire Lilac Royal Court. They will share their favorite books throughout the day. You’ll also be able to meet and take a picture with some Dr. Seuss characters, make crafts and have cupcakes.

Join the festivities on Sunday, March 2, from 1pm-5pm at the Spokane Valley Library.

(You and the kids can’t make it to the big party? Drop into one of other open libraries on Sunday, and you’ll be able to make something fun there as well.)

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