PRESTONSBURG – The Floyd County Public Library celebrated the birthday of the famous children’s author Dr. Seuss on Wednesday. Children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and everyone in between showed up to celebrate Seuss style.
Floyd County Public Library Children’s Librarian Maggie Salisbury planned the event to pay tribute to beloved children’s author.
“The library puts on some really great activities for children,” said Shelia Tibbs of Prestonsburg. “They have Lego nights, free movie nights, game nights and even craft night. In a small town like Prestonsburg, there are not many options for a family to do. Having free activities like the one here today is really nice for the community.”
The author who helped so many learn to read with titles such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax and Oh, the Places You’ll Go was actually named Theodor Seuss Geisel. His books have sold over 600 million copies and were translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death in 1991.
Participants were treated to games such as pin the hat on the cat, along with crafts, birthday cake and treat bags. Over 70 individuals showed up for the event. Anyone interested in future events taking place at the Floyd County Library can visit its Facebook page for more information.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times. She can be reached at 606-794-0290.