Read Across America Day

Theodore Geisel was born on March 2nd, 1904 in Massachusetts. You may know him by a different name, a name that’s now beloved by millions of children and adults- Dr. Seuss! In 1998, the National Education Association (NEA) began planning a day to help children get excited about reading- and what better day to celebrate than Dr. Seuss’ birthday? As stated on the NEA’s website, “Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.” Today, Read Across America is celebrated by thousands of schools, museums, and libraries across the United States.

We’ll be having our own Read Across America day this Thursday, March 2nd. Please join us for a special craft, activity, and celebration of all things Seuss. We’ll have readings of Dr. Seuss books every hour from 10 am to 2 pm by museum staff and special guests from the La Habra police and fire departments. Hope to see you then!

Read Across America

Thursday, March 2nd from 10 am-2pm

FREE to members or with paid admission

 

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