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Fun with Dr. Seuss

April 5, 2013

Auglaize County Public District Library Youth Services Coordinator Karie Maurer Enneking reads “Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss to children at the library on Thursday. Children participated in a Dr. Seuss party, where they read books and made crafts.

Approximately two dozen children visited the Wapakoneta branch of the Auglaize County Public District Library (ACPDL) on Thursday to have a party in honor of a notable author — Dr. Seuss.

Children took advantage of the opportunity to read books written by Dr. Seuss, including some of his most popular works such “Cat in the Hat,” and then made a special craft to go along with the book, “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” which happens to be Destiny Comer’s favorite Dr. Seuss book.

“I like ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ because one time we were at school and we had green eggs and ham,” 8-year-old Destiny said.

Her younger sister, Emily Comer, also enjoys books written by Dr. Seuss, and also has the same favorite book.

“I like ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ because my teacher read it in school,” the 5-year-old kindergarten student said.

Travis Bowen II said he has many Dr. Seuss books at home that his father reads to him and his brother reads to him in the evenings before bedtime.

“I like the ‘Cat in the Hat,’ ” the 4-year-old said.

Auglaize County Public District Library Youth Services Coordinator Karie Maurer Enneking said this is a new event the library incorporated into their schedule this year.

“We just want to connect kids to something fun — like a party,”Maurer Enneking said. “It gets them to think about what they read.”

Maurer Enneking is trying to achieve a goal of tryin to make the library a fun place for children to visit.

“We want to take what they are reading and have fun with it,” Maurer Enneking said.

After Maurer Enneking read a Dr. Seuss book, the children in attendance completed a craft where they cut out their hands on colored paper and glued it on a piece of white paper, to go along with the book, “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” before enjoying a snack in the basement of the library.

This particular book is 6-year-old Cash Schado’s favorite book.

His friend, Griffin Block, said he has many Dr. Seuss books at home, but noted his favorite is one that is currently not in his collection — which is “Go Dog Go!”

“I like it because I think it has a lot of pages,” Block said.

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