Friday, March 01, 2013

Celebrate NEA's Read Across America

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child."

Join the Armacost Library in celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday and NEA's Read Across America during the first two weeks of March (March 4-15, 2013).  Simply grab and read a beloved Dr. Seuss tale or other adored children's book displayed near our One-Stop Desk and reading areas on the 2nd floor of the Armacost Library and celebrate the joy of reading!  It's that simple to participate!

Books displayed may be checked out by any patron with current borrowing privileges.  Regular borrowing policies apply. So go ahead, check out a book and pledge to become a lifelong reader!

Did you know that every year, for the past 16 years, the National Education Association celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday (March 2nd) by building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA's Read Across America?  This year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.

Why celebrate Dr. Seuss?
Dr. Seuss personifies a love of children and learning.  His use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children the basic skills they need to be successful.

Looking for Books?
Here are some of the famous Dr. Seuss titles we carry.  For more books visit our library catalog.



More Campus Events
The University of Redlands Charlotte Huck Children's Literature Festival is now in its 17th year of celebrating the best in children's literature and the people behind it.  This interactive conference offers educators the opportunity to share their passion for children's books and to meet and spend time with children's book authors and illustrators.  Check out books by some of this year's featured speakers at the Armacost Library on display with the NEA's Read Across America display.  Just look for the Charlotte Huck Children's Literature Festival logo. Regular borrowing policies apply.  

Need more information? Contact Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Outreach Librarian, at x8089 or or Sally Romero, Instruction and Reference Librarian, at x8904 or

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