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A Seuss extravaganza
Newton County Library celebrates Dr. Seuss 108th birthday
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Friday, Mar. 2, would have been Theodor Seuss Geisel's (otherwise known as Dr. Seuss) 108th birthday. In his memory, the Newton County Library held their annual reading of his most popular books in their meeting room.

"We have been doing this event for as long as I can remember," coordinator Leata Sears said. "We invite all of the kids and their parents to come out and take part by dressing up in their best Dr. Seuss costumes."

Lee Aldridge came in and read books to the children. She was a local school teacher for 34 years before retiring a few years ago.

"People call me, and I go out and do different events like these," Aldridge said. "I dress up like Cat in the Hat, and all of the kids love it."

Aldridge read Dr. Seuss classics like "Green Eggs and Ham," "The Cat in the Hat," "The Sneetches" and "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" along with others such as "The Song for the Zubblewump" and "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day."

"I love to do this event because Dr. Seuss was a terrific author who was able to entertain such a young audience in a brilliant way while teaching them at the same time," Aldridge said.

After the event, the children were able to color birthday cupcakes for Dr. Seuss. They were given hats to wear as well.

"Dr. Seuss wasn't just a children's author. People of all ages are able to enjoy his writing. Everyone remembers their favorite Dr. Seuss book, and the lessons follow them forever," Sears said.