Local libraries celebrate Seuss' birthday

His whimsical rhymes and colorful characters - think of "Green Eggs and Ham"! "Horton Hears a Who"! The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins"! - helped entice generations of kids to read, so it makes perfect sense that libraries are happily honoring the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel.

Geisel was, of course, better known as Dr. Seuss. He was born on March 2, 1904, and he died Sept. 24, 1991. Festivities, though, are happening locally a day early, on Saturday. They include:

Hats Off To Reading Day - 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St.; celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday; free; (860) 447-1411.

Dr. Seuss Story Hour - 1 p.m., Slater Library, 26 Main St., Jewett City; (860) 376-0024.

Hooray for Dr. Seuss - 12:30-1:30 p.m., Otis Library, 261 Main St., Norwich; ages 3 and up; free; (860) 889-2365.

Dr. Seuss Party - 2-3 p.m., Salem Free Public Library, 264 Route 85; free; (860) 859-1130.


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