Friday, February 24, 2017

Read Across America Celebrates Dr. Seuss

Saturday With the Symphony Family Concert March 4
America’s favorite family author will be celebrated Thursday, March 2, at the Library.
Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday will be in the Seagraves Children’s Library on the lower level at 702 E. Front Ave. at 1 p.m. with crafts, snacks, and prizes.
Geisel adopted his "Dr. Seuss" pen name during his university studies at Dartmouth College and the University of Oxford. After serving as an illustrator and filmmaker for the Army during World War II, Geisel focused on children's books, writing classics such as “If I Ran the Zoo” (1950), “Horton Hears a Who!” (1955), “If I Ran the Circus” (1956), “The Cat in the Hat” (1957), “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” (1957), and “Green Eggs and Ham” (1960). He published more than 60 books during his career.
Geisel's birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.
Children’s activities this month will also include the Saturday With the Symphony family concert March 4 beginning at noon in the Community Room. The concert will feature a string quartet with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony.
Winter Reading Programs at the library continue through March 17 and include:
► Book Baby Lapsit: Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m., and Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m., for children ages newborn to 2 accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver.
► Tales for 2s and 3s: Tuesdays, 11-11:30 a.m., for ages 2-3.
 Stay and Play: Tuesdays, 11:30 to noon (following Tales for Twos and Threes) and Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m. (following Book Babies), hang out in the storyroom for playtime and socializing.
► Music and Motion: Tuesdays 1:30-2 p.m., get into the groove, sing old favorites and learn some new songs, for ages 2-6.
► Lake City LEGO Club: Offered at Lake City Public Library on Ramsey Road, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.
► Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., for ages 3-5.
 Spanish Bilingual Story Time: Wednesdays 1 p.m., for ages 3-5. Learn Spanish words through stories, activities, and crafts.
► Code Club: Wednesdays, 4 p.m. Children ages 7-11 will learn about coding – the language of computers – through video games and robots.
LEGO Club: Thursdays, 4-5 p.m., free play with the library’s huge LEGO collection for ages 5-11.
Families can also participate in ReadyRosie, an early education tool using video modeling and mobile technology to meet and equip parents where they are. ReadyRosie has hundreds of brief videos in English and Spanish that model everyday interactions in familiar environments with real parents.
The service is available to residents within zip code areas that include 83814, 83815, 83816, and 83835. Families can register for the free service at The project is sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene School District.
Children under 6 visiting the libraries need to be supervised by an adult or a person who is at least 14 even during programs. Children ages 6-9 should be accompanied by someone who is at least 14 who will remain in the building.
For more information call 208-769-2315 Ext. 438 or e-mail Susan Thorpe, Youth Services Supervisor, at

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