DANSVILLE — Dr. Seuss has been a fond memory of everyone’s childhood for generations.
On March 2 the nation likes to honor his birthday with a celebration of the impact he made on the world.
On March 1 the Dansville Public Library had an early celebration due to the snowstorm warnings.
Dansville Public Library Children Services Coordinator Brandy Finocchario calls it Seuss-A-Bration and it partners with National Read Across America Day.
“This is our third year doing this, and it is always successful,” she said. “We like to read the well-known Dr. Seuss books like ‘The Lorax,’ ‘Cat in the Hat,’ ‘Green Eggs and Ham,’ ‘and ‘Horton Hears a Who.”
Last year was the biggest celebration we had, Finocchario said.
“It is a positive thing for the kids, families, and the community,” she said. “We try to cover all of the national literacy days. National Library Week is coming up next month.”
National Read Across America Day has always been on Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
“He was a great author, so they do this to honor him,” Finocchario said. “It is all about the importance of reading.”
There were games and crafts all centered around the famous author.
Finocchario has done a lot for children at the library in the 13 years she has been there.
“I have seen a lot of little kids come and go. They grow up so fast,” she said. “Some graduate and come back to the library to volunteer. They like to help with programs, and I find that to be really rewarding.”