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Read Across America Will be Celebrated at Gloucester County Libraries


press release


Gloucester County libraries will join with schools and libraries across the country to celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. 


The Mullica Hill Branch will hold a party on Sunday, February 26, from 2-4 pm.  Freeholder Director Robert Damminger and Freeholder Lyman Barnes will join other special guests in reading stories to the children. The event features an appearance by Mr. Malcolm (actor Chuck Bennett) presenting an inter-active performance of Dr. Seuss stories, along with crafts and refreshments.  (Mr. Malcolm’s performance is funded by a grant from Target.)


The Glassboro Branch will celebrate with a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party on Thursday, March 1 at 4 pm, complete with games and a birthday cake.


The Swedesboro Library will hold a celebration on March 1st at 6:30 pm.  Visitors will enjoy a puppet show presented by the library’s Teen Advisory Board, along with stories and light refreshments.


A party with a Dr. Seuss theme will take place at the Logan Library on Saturday, March 3 at 11 am.  The event will include special guest readers, games, crafts, and snacks provided by the MOMs Club of Woolwich.


Created by the NEA (National Education Association), Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.


For more information about Gloucester County Library System programs and services, call the headquarters library in Mullica Hill at 223-6060 or visit