Nearly 100 children and parents came together at the Brookland Manor Community Center on March 10 to celebrate Reading Month and the birthday of renowned storybook author Dr. Seuss.
The event took place on a Friday evening and brought together lovers of reading, rhyming and – of course – snacking. Children were provided with a delicious dinner of chicken tenders, cheese sticks, grapes, cookies, chips and water or juice to fuel an evening of learning and fun.
After munching on their treats, children were invited to work in the craft corner to create a hat and make a cat face, make a fortuneteller or complete a puzzle. Then attendees listened to three classic Dr. Seuss stories read out loud by volunteers including “The Cat in the Hat,” “One Fish, Two Fish… Red Fish, Blue Fish” and “Green Eggs and Ham.”
At the end of the event, each child could pick two Dr. Seuss books to take home in order to begin their own home library or add to an already existing one. They also got to choose some Dr. Seuss-themed goodies like bookmarks, pencils and notepads.
The event ran smoothly thanks to the partnership between the Brookland Manor staff and volunteers from the Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) and the Community Services Foundation (CSF).