Read Across America Events Celebrate Dr. Seuss On March 2

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Rim Country libraries will be celebrating Dr. Seuss this week with Read Across America events Friday, March 2.

At the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library is Pine; the festivities are from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Participants will enjoy crafts; a drawing for Seuss books (winners must be present); contests and refreshments; plus a chance to have a photo with the Cat in the Hat.

The crafts will include making a Cat in the Hat hat; a foot print color sheet from The Foot Book and there will be an activity book to take home.

The contest is counting the candies in a jar and the winner gets to take the jar of candy home.

The Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library is at 6124 W. Randall Place, Pine. To learn more, call (928) 476-3678 or go online to pinepubliclibrary.com

The library is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday; and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.

The Cat is back at the Payson Public Library, which will once again participate in the Reading Across America program with a family adventure for Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Friday, March 2.

The program is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature a hot dog dinner with chips, punch and a cookie available for $1, prizes, face painting, crafts and stories. The stories will start at 6:30 p.m.

Another Dr. Seuss event will be held at Payson Elementary School from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., Friday, March 9. Parents, grandparents and guardians are invited to bring a camera to take pictures of their children with a special guest.

The PES Seuss event is part of its Luau Scholastic Book Fair, which is being held from Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9 (see details elsewhere).

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