Read Across America Day is Monday

2014-02-26T00:00:00Z Read Across America Day is MondayTimes Staff nwitimes.com
February 26, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Westchester Public Library will once again participate in the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton, and at Hageman Library, 100 Francis St., Porter. No registration is needed for most events.

Families are invited to join Pat Jackson and Karyn Witt in the Children’s Department at Thomas Library. Enjoy Green Eggs with the Cat in the Hat as you celebrate Dr. Seuss with books, games, and songs. Explore Seuss books about eggs with the special egg books featured: The Song of the Zubble-wump, Green Eggs and Ham, and Scrambled Eggs Super! Attendees will make an edible snack – a daring treat for the brave! Play some of the Seuss board games as well.

A variety of activities to celebrate reading are planned for children at Hageman Library from 4-5 pm.

Students in grades 5 & 6 are invited to join Jamie Ritchea in creating Cat in the Hat themed cupcakes from 3:30-5 pm. Materials will be provided by the library. Registration for this program is required. Books like What’s New Cupcake?; Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistably Playful Creations Anyone Can Make; Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My; and Betty Crocker’s The Big Book of Cupcakes are available for checkout – take them home and decorate more cupcakes.

Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness movement asking every child in every community to celebrate reading on the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Geisel. “Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat!”

For more information, contact Thomas Library, (219) 926-7696 or Hageman Library, (219) 926-9080.

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