Iberville libraries promote reading with Seuss parties

Staff reports

The Iberville Parish Library will sponsor “read aloud” programs to promote “Read Across America,” a national celebration honoring the early March birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss

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At the Main Library in Plaquemine, families are invited to bring their kids to a “Bed-time Read Aloud” at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.   Children are invited to dress as a Dr. Seuss character or to attend in their pajamas with their favorite pillows. 

The program will feature Dr. Seuss books read by local teachers and public officials. The library will provide coloring sheets for the children, as well as refreshments of cake and “Seuss juice.”

The White Castle Library will present a “Read Aloud” program featuring local readers and a Dr. Seuss Birthday reception with cake and “Seuss juice” starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. 

Also March 2, the East Iberville Library will hold a celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for school classes visiting the library for readings and refreshments. 

The other branch libraries across the parish will have similar Dr. Seuss events after school during the first week of March.  Local librarians have the details.

Research shows that when children read outside of their classes, they do better in school. The Iberville Parish Library is part of the national effort to build children’s passion for reading.

Further information on “Read Across America” is available online at www.nea.org/readacross/.