Celebrating Dr. Seuss: Read-A-Thon kicks off March 1 at CUTPL

Esmie Rodgers, CUTPL Children's Room director, invites children to sign up for the Read-A-Thon in March and to the kickoff event on March 2 at the library.
Flannery Posner

In honor of Dr. Suess’s birthday on March 2, Esmie Rodgers, director of the Culver Union-Township Public Library Children’s Room, has planned a monthlong celebration to encourage and promote literacy in the community’s youngest readers.

The signature event through the month is the Read-A-Thon.

Children up to age 12 are invited to sign up in the Children’s Room, pick up a reading log, and read all month long.

For every 10 picture books or three chapter books recorded in their reading logs, participants will receive a prize.

Children can repeat the process as many times as possible through March 30, at which time they will receive a certificate of participation and a prize.

To kick off the month of reading, families are encouraged to visit CUTPL at 10:30 a.m. on March 2 for a Dr. Seuss Celebration, which will feature games, crafts and story time.

Children can dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters.

Read more about this in the latest edition of The Culver Citizen. It is on sale now. Call 574-936-3101.