MTPL LIonsPress release from the Friends of the Middletown Township Public Library

On Wednesday, March 2, the Friends of the Middletown Township Public Library will team up with the Middletown Lions Club to host Read Across America Day: A Celebration of the Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss at Middletown Public Library. Going on between 4 to 7 pm, the free event is open to kids of all ages.

Children and their parents are encouraged to attend this fun, lively and interactive local event in Read Across America Day, an annual nationwide initiative that encourages the love of reading, and that pays tribute to the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. The event will feature musical entertainment by Disc Jockey Steve Munger of No Limit Entertainment; balloon designing by Rick Jones of White Knight Balloons; face-painting by Christine Conrad of Middletown High School South; button-making; snacks, beverages and dessert cake; free souvenirs; and facilitated group reading circles.

Dr. Seuss bookmarks and stickers will be given to all reading circle participants, and children can also keep the buttons and balloons made especially for them. To engage the children and to make reading time more exciting, canine companions and their volunteer handlers from the Monmouth County SPCA will attend to interact with the children and to listen while Dr. Seuss stories are read aloud from 5:30 to 6:10 pm. Nancy Kravis Photography will capture the event in photos.

Reservations are suggested to help with planning, but are not mandatory. To reserve, please contact Lori Anne Oliwa, president of the Friends of MTPL, at LoriAnne@The WriteAngles.com. Information is also available by contacting the Middletown Township Public Library at (732)671-3700.