Troy Library makes use of Dr. Suess to encourage reading “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” -Dr. Suess

By Danielle Nason


The Troy Public Library celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a party open to the public on Saturday, March 2.

If you haven’t heard of Dr. Seuss, let me tell you a little bit about him. Theodor Seuss Giesel was his full name and he was a children’s author, political cartoonist, and animator. He also wrote and illustrated more than sixty books under his pen name Dr. Seuss. His books were generally wacky with a bit of fun and mischievousness mixed all into one.

“Today was his (Dr. Seuss’s) actual birthday and it happened to land on a Saturday, so we decided to throw a party. The Troy schools have been doing Dr. Seuss week to encourage literacy and we wanted to add fun crazy things to that,” said Troy’s Public Library Librarian, Sharee Miller.

In an increasingly technological world where three and four-year olds know how to operate basic computers (cell phones), good old fashioned bedtime stories are still among the best ways to encourage a child’s desire to read, say numerous experts.

What better way to grasp someone’s attention than to add a sense of excitedly silly humor, made up worlds and characters.

Thank you to Troy’s Library for building foundations for learning with creative and fun based animated books and interactive activities for kids. People of all ages, both young and old showed up to the party to celebrate the wackiness that makes Dr. Seuss great.

Miller welcomed everyone personally who entered through the library’s doors. There was an abundance of activities for kids and parents to participate in, including several games, and enjoying handmade cupcakes of multiple varieties as well as goodie bags.

Troy Friends of the Library (TFTL) volunteers helped to achieve the day’s fun and overall success. FTTL volunteer, Katie Tingley, handed out prizes to game winners and wore an amazing hand-crafted yellow mustache with