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Posted on: February 22, 2019

SML celebrates Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day

Read Across America

We are celebrating the work of children’s author Dr. Seuss beginning Monday, February 25 and continuing through the month of March. The celebrations coincide with NEA’s Read Across America Day, an annual reading motivation and awareness campaign that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Activities will include Dr. Seuss-themed story times, crafts, and birthday celebrations.

Children are invited to visit our branches for fun story times featuring some of Dr. Seuss’s classic tales. Story times will feature stories such as Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and There’s a Wocket in My Pocket. Story times will also feature matching crafts and interactive rhyming games. Some branches will also host screening of classic Dr. Seuss animated films.


Upcoming Dr. Seuss Programs

Story Time Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at North Shreveport Branch (4844 North Market Street)

  • Tuesday, February 26, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for babies and toddlers 
  • Tuesday, February 26, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. for home school groups

Preschool Dr. Seuss Story Time at Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch (2105 Hollywood Avenue)

  • Wednesday, February 27, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday at Oil City Branch (102 Allen Street, Oil City)

  • Thursday, February 28, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday at Belcher-Wyche Branch (409 Charles Street, Belcher)

  • Thursday, February 28, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Read Across America: A Seussabration Celebration at Hamilton/South Caddo Branch (2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop)

  • Friday, March 1, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for ages 3 – 5

Celebrating Dr. Seuss at David Raines Branch (2855 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive)

  • Friday, March 1, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Seuss Story Time & Craft at Hosston Branch (15478 US Hwy 71, Hosston)

  • Friday, March 1, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Early Reading Across America at Mooringsport Branch (603 Latimer Street, Mooringsport) 

  • Friday, March 1, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Movie Day: The Cat in the Hat at Wallette Branch (363 Hearne Avenue)

  • Friday, March 1, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 Friday Family Flix: Dr. Seuss at David Raines Branch

  • Friday, March 1, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Seuss on the Loose at Atkins Branch (3704 Greenwood Road)

  • Saturday, March 2, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at Wallette Branch 

  • Saturday, March 2, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


In addition to these programs leading up to Dr. Seuss’s birthday, several our branches will celebrate the author after his birthday and throughout the month of March with special story time programs. The Gilliam Branch, 12797 Main Street in Gilliam, will celebrate the author on Monday, March 4 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch, 8303 Line Avenue, will hold a Preschool Storytime featuring Dr. Seuss on Thursday, March 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. In Ida, the Means Branch will hold their celebration on Wednesday, March 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Means Branch is located at 7016 E. Magnolia Lane in Ida.

Celebrations continuing throughout the month include story time programs at the Blanchard and David Raines Branches of Shreve Memorial Library. The Blanchard Branch, located at 344 Alexander Street in Blanchard, will host a Drop-In Dr. Seuss Program on Friday, March 1, and Tuesdays through Thursdays in March from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The David Raines Branch will also host Read Across America Dr. Seuss-themed story times on Wednesdays, March 6 through March 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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