Where to Celebrate Dr. Seuss in Champaign-Urbana with Kids
Family-Friendly Dr. Seuss story time events and more
This article contains several quotes of Dr. Seuss.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” So steer yourself and your kids to one of the many Dr. Seuss story time events happening soon! Great events happen every year around the birthday of beloved author Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2.
Oodles of fun await at many locations throughout Champaign-Urbana and beyond. Dr. Seuss focused on literacy and growing a love for reading at an early age, and these events align very much with what he devoted his life to, for “these things are fun and fun is good.” From Monticello to Urbana, “from there to here and here to there,” local libraries and bookstores are planning free events for your family to enjoy.
At one event, you will even get a FREE book to take home. Any child through age 12 (even babies) will get a free book and bag at the Champaign-Urbana Read Across America celebration at Lincoln Square Mall. Thanks to a grant from the National Education Association, kids can start to build their own book libraries with this gift because “a person’s a person no matter how small.”
“Be awesome! Be a book nut!” And find one of these events close to you!
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Target, Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Visit Target for giveaways, activities and a read-along of Happy Birthday to You! every 30 minutes.
Lincoln Square Mall, Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join the Urbana Park District and more than 40 local businesses and organizations to celebrate literacy! Hands-on activities, story-tellers, costumed characters, a special parent and toddler area, local celebrity greeters, and books read in multiple languages, make this event a family favorite. The first 1,000 children who attend will receive…read more…
Barnes and Noble, Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Head to Barnes and Noble for a very Seussical Storytime. This special reading and activity time is in partnership with Read Across America!