Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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“I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! If I say so my self, Happy Birthday to me!”
 
- Dr. Seuss

March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and we are celebrating all month! We have all kinds of Seuss-ical activities below that you can do at home – listen to a special Dr. Seuss storytime, read zany stories with whimsical illustrations, create fun crafts, and make Seuss-arific snacks. You could not, would not, want to miss this Seussian celebration!

Seuss-tacular Storytime

Oh me! Oh my! It’s Storytime! We kick off our celebration with a reading of Green Eggs and Ham during a special Dr. Seuss storytime. Don’t forget to check below for a recipe to make a yummy  green eggs and ham treat!

StoryWalk®

Saturday, February 27
 1:00–4:00 p.m.

cat_umbrellaFamilies, enjoy an outdoor walk while reading a story and spending time together! Follow the signs for a fun adventure at your own pace. At the end of the journey, each child will receive a free book. Then share your photos with us by emailing them to oplsocial@cityoforange.org and check back to see them in our Facebook album. Sponsored by our friends from the Orange Blossoms, An Auxiliary of Assistance League of Orange, in partnership with the Orange Public Library.

* There is no need to come at the program’s starting time as the StoryWalk® is entirely self-led at your own pace. However, to receive a free book, you must complete the StoryWalk and be in line for the book giveaway by 3:45 p.m.

 ** For the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff, this event may be modified, postponed or cancelled due to stay-at-home or social gathering mandates. Please check back for any updates.

pink_fishWhat is a StoryWalk®?
A StoryWalk® is a creative way for families to enjoy the outdoors while going on a reading adventure at the same time. Pages of a book are posted along a path, and you follow signs or a map to read the story along the way, page by page!

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.


Seuss in the Stacks seuss_reading

               "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
 
                                                                        -Dr. Seuss


One book, two books, so many Seuss books! Dr. Seuss published 45 books, most of them for children, and many of them enduring children’s classics.  Click here for library books written by and about Dr. Seuss.  For DVDs based on Dr. Seuss’s stories, click here. Below are some of the titles we offer  - be sure to pick up your Dr. Seuss books early as they are in high demand during Dr. Seuss’s birthday week. Celebrate your love for books and reading together!

Dr. Seuss Book Covers

Seuss-tastic Crafts

Drop by the Children’s Library at the Orange Public Library & History Center between Monday, February 22, and Friday, March 5, and pick up a Take & Make craft bag containing supplies for two crafts! Then follow along with our video tutorials below to watch how to make these Seuss-tastic crafts. For ages 5-12 while supplies last. Child must be present to receive craft bag.


Seuss-sational Coloring Pages goldfish_leaping

Break out the crayons and markers, and color in of some of Dr. Seuss’s most popular characters. Courtesy of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.

Two hats off
Horton
Lorax

Seuss-ical Activities

Search for words, count, and find your way through a birthday maze! These are some of the fun activities you can do  - just click on the photos to print out the activity sheets below. Courtesy of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. 

Fish Word Search
Counting Fish
Opposites
World of Seuss Word Search
Birthday Maze
Counting Hands

SEUSS-ARIFIC RECIPES

“And I will eat them here and there. Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE!”
 -Dr. Seuss

 Here are a couple of Seuss-arific snacks inspired by Dr. Seuss’s tales. So fun and yummy, and with just a few ingredients needed, you’ll want to make them any time to eat anywhere! Click on the photos to go to the recipes.

Seuss Cat in the hat Recipe
Green Eggs and Ham recipe