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Celebrating Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's Birthday

March 02, 2019 07:14 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- March 1st kicked off Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's birthday celebrations among local educators, parents, and students. 

One school in Rochester went all out by inviting celebrity guest readers to read to young students at Primrose School of Rochester. 

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Traditionally, Dr. Seuss's books are featured during this celebration. According to the website Seussville, Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodor Seuss Geisel, would have been 115-years-old this year on March 2nd. Dr. Seuss is known to have written at least 60 children's books. Some educators and parents, consider him a champion of literacy and his works a tool to help children become better readers and develop a love for it, "You know I want my daughter to grow up knowing that books are cool and reading is fun and there are so many different places she can go with reading.

"Reading is important and reading is fun reading can take you places you may not be able to go yourself but a book can always take you to far off places and give you all the knowledge you may need to know in your life."

The students at Primrose School of Rochester enjoyed a day full of Dr. Seuss-themed snacks and activities on Friday. They also celebrated their donation of more than 475 books to the Rochester Public Library's Mini Libraries which provide free books to various neighborhoods in Rochester.

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Brian Wise

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