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Celebrating Dr. Suess
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Posted: 2013 Feb 15 - 07:10

By Dawn Krebs

dkrebs@hometownnewsol.com

MARTIN COUNTY -- A special week full of green eggs and ham, hopping on pop and more is planned as the Martin County Library System is preparing for its upcoming literacy event, Dr. Suess Days.

Event organizers are looking for volunteers to help out by reading a Dr. Suess book to a group of children. The volunteer would then purchase the book that was read and donate it to the children's classroom so the students can read it for themselves.

"The library has been doing this since 2000," said Melanie Daniels, family literacy outreach specialist. "This year so far we have about 60 volunteers signed up."

The event will start with a special "Seuss-A-Bration" kickoff orientation at 8 a.m. on Feb. 28 in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road in Stuart.

This official "swearing-in" ceremony will familiarize the volunteers with the program.

"The two county judges Kathleen Robert and Steven Levin will officiate the swearing in of the volunteers," she said.

Ms. Daniels said the volunteers come from all walks of life, but can always look for more.

"We have a list of volunteers that have been doing this," she said. "The kids really enjoy having the adults read to them."

The event is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Martin County, and the library is always looking for new volunteers. Registration is required for all new and returning volunteers.

To sign up to be a part of the event, call (772) 221-1407.




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