Valdosta Daily Times

February 26, 2014

Dr. Seuss Day Saturday

Kristin Finney
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Theodor Geisel, known to many as Dr. Seuss, is perhaps one of the greatest children’s authors of all time. In honor of what would have been his 110th birthday, the South Georgia Regional Library will once again host their annual Dr. Seuss Day on Saturday, March 1.

Children of all ages will be able to listen to some of Dr. Seuss’ most famous stories, compete in a Seuss-theme costume contest, bounce in a bounce house and enjoy snacks, all free of charge during the event.

“I would like to say that recognizing Dr. Seuss’ (Theodor Seuss Geisel) birthday, March 2, which the South Georgia Regional Library is celebrating on Saturday, March 1, acknowledges an important American writer and illustrator of children’s literature. He was a writer, poet, and cartoonist, but was best known for his children’s books. What makes Dr. Seuss’ works so important and why his books continue to be so popular among all ages is that they bring up complex social ideas that parents may not otherwise know how to talk about,” said SGRL Director, Kelly Lenz.

Seuss’ words have also touched the heart of Lenz, “My favorite Dr. Seuss book is the last one published in 1990 before his death, ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’ I most enjoy the quote: ‘You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go. . .’ Please join us at the Valdosta-Lowndes County Library’s front lawn on Saturday as we celebrate the life and works of this beloved children’s author.”

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Dr. Seuss Day

The event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Valdosta-Lowndes County Public Library located at 300 Woodrow Wilson Drive in Valdosta.

The Dr. Seuss Day event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit sgrl.org or call 229-333-0086.