Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Born on March 2, Dr. Seuss is the beloved author who brought us such favorite characters as the Grinch, Horton, and the Cat in the HatJoin us for fun-filled activities in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday!

Alphabet Seuss Special: Happy Birthday!Alphabet Seuss Special: Happy Birthday!

Stories, songs and activites to celebrate Dr. Seuss! Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver. Daycares welcome.

Headquarters Library, Tuesday, February 28, 9:30-10:00

England Run Branch, Wednesday, March 1, 10:00-10:30 and 11:00-11:30

Porter BranchFriday, March 3, 9:30-10:00 and 10:30-11:00

Salem Church Branch, Friday, March 3, 10:00-10:30 and 11:00-11:30

​​Snow BranchMonday, March 6, 11:00-11:30


Celebrate Seuss! Read Across AmericaCelebrate Seuss! Read Across America

Fun-filled activities in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday! Refreshments will be served. All ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Headquarters Library, Thursday, March 2, 5:00-6:30
In partnership with Fredericksburg Education Association and James Monroe High School's chapter of the National Honor Society.

England Run Branch, Saturday, March 4, 12:00-2:00 
In partnership with Hartwood Elementary School.

Porter Branch, Saturday, March 4, 10:00-12:00
In partnership with Mountain View High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Club.

Salem Church Branch, Saturday, March 4, 12:00-2:00
In partnership with Spotsylvania Education Association.

Here are some activities to do to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday all month long:

Who was Dr. Seuss?

Dr. Seuss's real name is Theodore Seuss Geisel, and he was born on March 2, 1904. He started writing under the name "Dr. Seuss" while he was in college and continued to do so afterwards. Geisel was an illustrator for magazines and a political cartoonist for newspapers during World War II. The first book he Dr. Seuss aka Ted Geiselwrote was And To Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street in 1937. He wrote several more in the 50s, such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas and If I Ran the Circus. In 1954, Geisel was challenged to write a beginning children's book using just 250 pre-selected words. After several months of work, he produced The Cat in the Hat, which is one of his most famous works.

Learn more about this popular author by enjoying the following biographies for children.

Photo Credit: Ted Geisel NYWTS 2 crop.jpg by Al Ravenna, New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer, via Wikimedia Commons