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Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration and Read Across America Day: About Read Across America Day

Celebrating five consecutive years of reading to our community!

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration 2016

Georgia College is proud to present Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration on Wednesday, 

March 2, 2016!

“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!” 

~ Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go

If you have questions regarding the event, please contact Communities in Schools at (478) 234-0019.

Read Across America Day 2014

Volunteers pose for a picture after reading to students.

One of the many quotes of Dr. Seuss

Sporting a "Cat in the Hat" Hat.

A volunteer reads to a group of students.

A class listens to a Dr. Seuss classic.

About NEA’s Read Across America Day

The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 19th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. - from NEA website 

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration at Georgia College is proudly sponsored by the Ina Dillard Russell Library, Communities in Schools, and the GIVE Center.

Please join us on Wednesday, March 2, 2016  as we honor Dr. Seuss and raise awareness about the importance of literacy among today's youth. Volunteers may sign-up by clicking on the "Get Involved" tab.

The Importance of Literacy

About

Encouraged by the Give Center's success with Read Across American Day in past years, the first-ever Russell Library sponsored event (in 2012) was a roaring success, with over 1,700 preschoolers and elementary schoolers observing Dr. Seuss' work with Georgia College. Eighty volunteers from across the campus and community came together to share the gift of literature with the young generation.

Thank you to the Give Center, Communities in Schools, and the teachers and staff at the local schools and daycare centers for supporting the volunteer readers each year! 

 

Why do we hold this event?

Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that promotes literacy in communities. It encourages children to celebrate reading and literature in order to grow their educational potential.

Georgia College's Ina Dillard Russell Library understands the importance of literacy - that is why we want to reach out to area schools and encourage young students to read at an early age and eventually become lifelong readers. 

 

Why Dr. Seuss?

Theodore Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, is a beloved children's author who has succesfully brought literature and learning into the lives of children. His nonsensical books are engaging and act as a stepping stone to lifelong readers and learners.

We want to celebrate Dr. Seuss and his contributions to education by reading his books to children in a fun, exciting way. Russell Library's Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration does just that!