Dr. Seuss' Birthday Party

National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America: Celebrating reading and the birthday of Dr. Seuss

National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading,expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.                                                                                                                                      

To honor the good doctor and celebrate the fun and value of reading, the Town of Taos Community Events,  Taos Youth &Family Center, Friends of the Public Library, Twirl, A Play & Discovery Space, Inc., Taos Youth Ballet, and Taos Academy Charter School National Honor Society are asking you to join NEA and many of America's leading literacy,youth, and civic groups in bringing a nation of readers together under one hat,the red and white stovepipe made famous by the Cat in the Hat, for a flurry (or furry) of reading excitement!

***NEW***  Please join us for Read Across America Dr. Seuss Spirit Week from February 25, 2019 -March 1, 2019.  Each day will correspond with one of the favorite Dr.Seuss books.  

Monday -“One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” Wear Red and Blue.  

Tuesday -“Fox in Socks” Wear bright, colorful, fun or just plain crazy socks.  You will want to roll your pants up on this one.  

Wednesday -“Wacky Wednesday” Wear wacky clothes, such as mismatched, inside out, or backwards.  

Thursday - “Sleep Book” Wear pajamas that are school and work appropriate. 

Friday -“Cat in the Hat” wear your favorite hat.  The sillier, the better! 

The Birthday Party is Friday, March 1, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Taos Youth & Family Center for children of all ages.  The first 300 children attending the Birthday Party will receive a free reading bag and a free children’s book.  The schedule is as follows:  Reading of “The Cat In the Hat” by The Cat In the Hat, Taos Youth Ballet Special performance at 2:30 PM, Reading of NEA’s Read Across America Proclamation by Mayor Dan Barrone, Sing Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss and enjoy Birthday Cookies.   

Ongoing activities include Balloon Animals, Activity Table, Bowling, Face painting, and Dr. Seuss activity.  Special guests will be The Cat in the Hat, The Grinch, and Thing 1 and 2.  You may purchase hot dogs, candy bars, and drinks for $1.00, nachos and pretzels for $2.50.  Proceeds will benefit the Taos Youth Hockey Association.   


Our goal is to show America's children the joy of reading and build a nation of readers-on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and every day. For more information NEA's Read Across America, visit www.nea.org/readacross and www.readacrossamerica.org and learn of other reading celebrations that are happening from coast to coast.  

Event brought to you by the Town of Taos CommunityEvents, Taos Youth & Family Center, Friends of the Public Library, and sponsored in party by Twirl, A Play & Discovery Space, Inc., Taos Youth Ballet Taos Academy Charter School National Honor Society, National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America.  For more information, call Judy Esquibel at 575-751-2037 or contact her via e-mail at jesquibel@taosgov.com.