Local literacy events for children are planned this week to celebrate National Read Across America Day, known as Dr. Seuss Day.
The 16th annual celebration, a project of the National Education Association, promotes reading to children and teens through events, partnerships and reading resources. The events in Madera will take place before and after the official Dr. Seuss Day, which is Friday.
At Parkwood Elementary, Librarian Patricia Gallegos has planned storytime for lower- grade students. Mayor Robert Poythress is set to read Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” to kindergarten through second grade classes in the school’s cafeteria on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. At 8:30 a.m. Thursday, the school is to hold its annual Dr. Seuss Silly Hat parade and Pajama Day.
The Madera County Library headquarters, 121 N. G St., is hosting a Saturday event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library will host Teachers for Tomorrow participants, who will read “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss. All ages are welcome, said Ellen Mester, Madera County librarian.