Celebrate Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day Around the Main Line
Oh, the places you'll go!
On March 2, we celebrate the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss as Read Across America Day, established by the National Education Association as an annual program to motivate kids to read and recognizes the role reading plays in development and community. Here’s where to celebrate!
372 Highland Lane, Bryn Mawr
Join the fun as SCJN students bring beloved Dr. Seuss characters to life in “Seussical Jr.” Tickets will be available at the door: $8 for adults, $5 for kids.
March 2, 10:30 am
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
A special storytime with the Cat in the Hat, snacks, crafts, and more! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 2, 10:30—11:30 am
Ashbridge Park Playground, 1301 W. Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont
Attend the ribbon cutting for this unique mix of literacy skills and outdoor activity for preschoolers. Travel the StoryWalk, read the inaugural book The Not So Quiet Library, and meet its author Zachariah Ohora!
March 2, 11 am—2 pm
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
EPZ is celebrating with animal greets, live readings in English and Spanish, a book fair, and a special character appearance from Super Why. Plus, celebrated kids’ author Jerry Spinelli will make an appearance from noon—1:15 pm. The zoo is also collecting books for a book drive through March 8.
March 2, 11:30 am—2:30 pm
8 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton
For $9.99 per child, you get to make your own pizza, kids drink, create-your-own sundae, creative food-related crafts, fun photo ops, games, and best of all the Cat in the Hat will be there reading Dr. Seuss books throughout the event! 11:30 am seating; call 610-280-4555 to reserve your spot.
March 2, 2—3 pm
108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Come celebrate Theodore Geisel’s birthday with games, activities, books to read, and a program on his life.
March 2, 2—2:30 pm
Lansdowne Public Library, 55 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne
Come for a special Saturday Storytime with Dr. Seuss themed books, songs, and activities. Great for ages 3-5; siblings and caregivers welcome.
March 3, 10:30 am
109 N. High St., West Chester
A special storytime with the Cat in the Hat, snacks, crafts, and more! RSVP to email@example.com.
March 7, 10:30—11:15 am
Lansdowne Public Library, 55 S. Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne
This puppet show honors Dr. Seuss with puppets, magic, storytelling, and rhyme!
March 9, 3—3:45 pm
Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville
This entertaining and educational performance is based on the works of Dr. Seuss and other children’s authors and includes magic, props, and audience participation. Registration required.
Photograph by Laura Swartz.