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Read Across America Day: Where to Toast Dr. Seuss around Philly

Celebrate the amazing children's author on his March 2 birthday, and beyond.

You and your kids have no doubt read countless Dr. Seuss books over the years. From his masterful wordplay to his whimsical creatures, he has inspired the imagination of children for eight decades. On March 2, we celebrate the birthday of this beloved children’s author as Read Across America Day, established by the National Education Association as an annual program to motivate kids to read and recognizes the role reading plays in development and community.


Whether you prefer the Cat in the Hat, Sam I Am, or the Lorax, here’s how to celebrate around town.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday at Northeast Regional Library

March 1, 2 pm

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.


Celebrate Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with stories, activities, and light refreshments including green egg salad! Plus, there will be an appearance by a special surprise visitor!

Dr. Seuss Week at the Pop Shop

March 2–6
729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, New Jersey


The Pop Shop is hosting a full week of meals, parties, and more celebrating Dr. Seuss’s work. There will be appearances by the Cat in the Hat and the Grinch, storytimes, trivia nights, a pajama party, and much more. Be sure to make reservations for special meals.

Dr. Seuss Day at Rolling Thunder Skating

March 2, 6—9 pm

7017 Roosevelt Blvd.


Go skating with the Cat in the Hat! Plus, there will be games, prizes, and more!

Read Across America: Dr. Seuss Reading Circle

March 11, 4 pm

Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library, 5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway


The library will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a reading circle of favorite Dr. Seuss books, indulging in sweet treats, and creating a special craft.

Dr. Seuss Dance Party

March 24, 4 pm

Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library, 125 S. 52nd St.


Kids can come show off their Dr. Seuss inspired dance moves at this party!




Photograph by Laura Swartz.

Contributing Writer