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On Friday, March 1 the Children's Room of the King Library had a fantastic Seussical Birthday Party!
It was a huge success because of staff and the wonderful volunteers who came out to help us. This year we had a few of our Reading to Children volunteers, Homework Club coaches plus two other groups helping out: college students from the Sigma Omicron Pi Sorority of San Jose State University and high school students from Cambrian Academy Interact Club. These wonderful volunteers gave us 2 hours of their time on a Friday afternoon and without them the program would not have been as great as it was. We had nearly 100 children and adults enjoying all the activities. The volunteers helped with the craft activity, read to children, manned the different stations and had a great time interacting and laughing with the kids. It was wonderful to see and hear. They thanked us so much for allowing them to volunteer and have such a worthwhile experience. It was a win win situation for all of us! Of course, this program was also made possible by another volunteer organization: The Friends of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library. The Friends donated books which the children received as prizes and sponsored other prizes as well!
This is just one of the ways people can volunteer at the library; it does not have to be a long commitment but just one afternoon, as these volunteers did, to give back to your community and help library staff put on a fun program. We could not have done it without the help of these volunteers. Our hats are off to them!
We had a party at West Valley Library on March 2 to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and to promote Read Across America, the nation’s largest reading celebration with more than 45 million participating around the country to highlight the importance of developing a love for reading at an early age. Jennifer Kehl from Councilmember Constant’s office came in to share with kids the classic book of Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat. After the reading, we had kids doing a Cat in the Hat craft and surprised them with a birthday cake at the end. It was a successful event for families visiting the Library on a wonderful Saturday!
Come celebrate the birthday of the famous author Dr. Seuss at the Biblioteca Latinoamericana on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The whole country will be celebrating! Celebrate and read the books of Dr. Seuss with your family, friends and neighbors. It’s Seussical! Many thanks to the Friends of the East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library for providing funds for birthday cake for this event.
Vengan y celebren el cumpleaños del famoso autor Dr. Seuss en la Biblioteca Latinoamericana el martes, 05 de marzo 2013. ¡Todo el país lo estará celebrando! Celebre y lea los libros de Dr. Seuss en su comunidad. ¡Es Seussical!
Would you like to play Dr. Seuss Tic Tac Toe, Pin the Hat on the Cat, Bowling with the Lorax and other fun games? Then join us on Friday, March 1 at 4:00PM in the Children's Room of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss! It will be a fun filled afternoon! Besides games there will be crafts, stories and prizes for all. It will definitely be a Seussical birthday party! Join the fun and if you would like to get in the mood just check out some Dr. Seuss books before the big day. This is one birthday party you don't want to miss!
This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.
Celebrate the upcoming birthday of beloved children's book author Dr. Seuss! Special Dr. Seuss Birthday Parties will be held at several San Jose Public Library locations in early March. Kids will enjoy Seuss stories, Seuss-themed crafts, and other activities.
Dr. Seuss, author of The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, and more than 40 other children's books, was born on March 2, 1904. His birthday coincides with the National Education Association's Read Across America Day, and many schools and libraries are holding special events to celebrate both.
Fun fact: Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, used the pseudonym Dr. Seuss for books he both wrote and illustrated, and the pseudonym Theo LeSieg for books he wrote that were illustrated by others. LeSieg is Geisel spelled backward! Find titles by both Theo LeSieg and Dr. Seuss at your local library. For all things Seuss, visit seussville.com -- and come to the library for a birthday celebration!
On Thursday March 1, children and their families came to the Edenvale Branch Library to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. One of the Edenvale Branch Library TeensReach members read Ten Apples up on Top, then Councilmember Ash Kalra read Cat in the Hat. After a fun reading of those two books, teens showed children how to make “Thing One” and “Thing Two” hats. Children, teens and families enjoyed delicious cake, apple juice and other delicious refreshments, provided by the Friends of the Edenvale Branch Library.