Posted by: Kristi Tuck Austin | March 2, 2011

Read Across America Day and reading across RVA

Today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday. It is also Read Across America day sponsored by the National Education Association. Don’t worry, this post won’t rhyme or contain adorable illustrations.

I have fond memories of this day, not only from my elementary school years but high school as well. Our principal, barely taller than your 5′ 4″ Kristi, would put on a striped hat, pull out a Dr. Seuss book, and read to a bunch of shifting and snickering teenagers. That act of literary love took guts. I wouldn’t want to be in front of a bunch of teenagers looking like that. Heck, I don’t want to be in front of them looking like my normal self. But he did it and I’m thankful. Just like I’m thankful for all these folks around Richmond doing something special today.

Richmond Public Library

Dr. Seuss birthday parties:

East End Library at 10:30

Broad Rock Library at 1:00

Main Library from 3:00 to 5:00

West End Library at 4:30

Henrico County Public Library

Dr. Seuss craft at Sandston Library from 3:00 to 4:00

Stories and activities at Glen Allen from 3:30 to 4:30

Dr. Seuss Night at Tuckahoe from 6:30 to 7:30

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss at Fairfield from 7:00 to 8:00

Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Dr. Seuss birthday party with games and crafts starting at 3:00 followed by a movie of Dr. Seuss favorites


bbgb celebrates Read Across America and serves as a drop-off point for books donated to the downtown Children’s Book Bank

Of course, you can celebrate at home by reading to a child.

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