CFL Weekly

 Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

            All of these years I’ve been saying it wrong. According to the Random House website on Seuss, "If you want to pronounce the name the way his [Dr.Seuss] family did, say ‘Zoice’, not ‘Soose.’ Seuss is a Bavarian name, and was his mother’s maiden name." Who knew?

            This week we celebrate the birth of the famous Dr. Seuss, born as Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904. I remember his rhyming tale Hop on Pop being the first book I ever read. His books continue to be first reads for many of our children and grandchildren. His quirky illustrations and nonsensical rhymes make his 46 published works timeless.

            At the Canton Free Library, we have an entire bin filled with Seuss books. We invite you to check out your favorites, and to pick up his stories that have been made into popular films, such as The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who.  

CFL Weekly

 Family Reads

            While the nights are still chilly and our little ones are cooped up indoors, it’s the perfect time of year to start a family reading tradition. Many of our patrons already read together as a family, frequently stocking up on great reads at the Canton Free Library. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, “children who are read to at home enjoy a substantial advantage over children who are not.” We encourage all of our families to begin this activity, and discover some amazing stories along the way. We have classic and new adventures for families of all ages.

            Take a family trip into the past with the Little House on the Prairie series, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Kids like to compare their modern experiences to Laura’s in this well-known series. For our readers and listeners with shorter attention spans, we have the My First Little House Books series, adaptations of Laura’s stories with colorful illustrations.


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