A Celebration of Seuss at the Lamar Library

Library Dr Seuss Birthday (2)The Lamar Library hosted a birthday party for Dr. Suess this past Friday, March 6.  The author’s real birthday was on March 2, but Friday’s are a lot better for parties.  That was the case for the 10am turnout, as about 45 to 50 youngsters and some parents were on hand to enjoy a live reading of some of his more famous stories, ranging from The Cat in the Hat, the Grinch Who Stole Christmas,  Horton Hears A Who or Green Eggs and Ham.

Library Dr Seuss Birthday (3)Some library staff joined in the theme for the morning, donning familiar tee shirts listing them as numerical ‘Things’ who, at the library, are always helpful and handy.  Lamar Librarian, Debbie Reynolds, said, “We had our first Dr. Suess celebration about three years ago with about 40 youngsters.  Last year, we did the storybook walk along Main Street in town.  We felt this year, a birthday party would be less labor intensive and we had almost 80 youngsters today.”

Library Dr Seuss Birthday (4)Reynolds had good news for Dr. Seuss fans, as an undiscovered work, titled, ‘What Pet Should We Get’ will be published this July.  Apparently a manuscript was found shortly after his death in 1991, stored in a box, along with other unknown materials.  Two new books are being set for publication, although those dates have yet to be announced.

Dr. Seuss’s honors include two Academy awards, two Emmy awards, a Peabody award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the Pulitzer Prize.

“Well read am I,” said the local reporter. “The library’s books are always in order.”

By Russ Baldwin

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