Cumberland Times-News

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February 26, 2013

Story time

Libraries to host Read Across America on March 2

Perhaps the most important skill we can pass on to our children is the ability to read. Once we can understand the printed word, the whole universe opens up for us.

For that reason, our public libraries are among our most vital institutions, and those in Allegany County will team up with a variety of educators on March 2 for Read Across America day.

March 2 is the birthday of Theodor Geisel, who is better known as the beloved children’s author, “Dr. Seuss.”

Read Across America promotes reading as a fun activity for parents and children.

It will be observed all day, with story times at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m at the Allegany County Library System’s main library on Washington Street and the five branches in Frostburg, Westernport, LaVale, George’s Creek (Lonaconing) and South Cumberland.

Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat character will be on hand for pictures — parents should bring their own cameras — and there will be door prizes and snacks. Every child attending will receive a free book.

Our library system schedules kids’ programs year-round, with events that include story time, music, crafts and other activities.

A full listing can be obtained by visiting the library system’s online calendar at http://www.alleganycountylibrary.info/.

For more information about Read Across America, call the main library, 301-777-1200; Frostburg branch, 301-687-0790; Georges Creek, 301-463-2629; LaVale, 301-729-0855; South Cumberland, 301-724-1607; or Westernport, 301-359-0455.

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