In March we will be celebrating Read Across America. Community volunteers are invited to visit the classrooms and read a favorite book or excerpt. If you are interested in taking part in Dufur, please contact the library.
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Read Across America was developed in honor of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about Dr. Seuss:
§ He won the Pulitzer Prize, three Academy Awards, and was the author and illustrator of 44 children’s books.
§ His publisher read a report on illiteracy among children. It suggested that the problem was because children’s books were too boring. The Publisher then gave Mr. Geisel a list of words he felt were important for children to learn. Using 220 of these words, Dr. Seuss created “The Cat in The Hat”.