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2022 Read Across America – Dr Seuss Celebrations

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Read Across America Day 2020 takes place on March 2, 2022, and there are lots of local ways to celebrate both reading, and the amazing Dr. Seuss in Hampton Roads! Mark your calendars for:

Friday, February 25, 2022

Virtual Read Across America Day! with Norfolk Botanical Garden (Norfolk / Online)
Date: Friday, February 25, 2022 from 10am-12pm
Location: Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA
Description: Join us virtually to celebrate Read Across America Day! Listen to a reading of Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner, start your own garden, and then write a story about your garden as it grows. Recommended for ages 4+. This virtual program includes hands-on materials that are scheduled to be picked-up from the Garden on Friday, February 25, and a live 45-minute virtual component through Zoom on Wednesday, March 2 at 10AM, 1PM, and 3PM.
Cost: NBG Members: $8/child. Not-yet Members: $12/child. Virtual programs do not include Garden admission.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Read Across America at Main Library (Portsmouth)
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 10am-4pm
Location: Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA
Description: This year, the Children’s Department at Main will feature all things Mo Willems. Drop in for crafts, activity sheets, and of course, plenty of books by Mo Willems to check out and read at home. Available all week.

Military: JEB Little Creek – National Read Across America Day & Dr. Seuss’s Birthday (Virginia Beach)
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 10am
Location: JEB Little Creek Facebook page
Description: Join JEB Little Creek MWR Library on Wednesday, March 2 at 10 a.m. on the JEB Little Creek Facebook page (@JEBMWR) for our virtual story time. We will be celebrating National Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. Make sure to stop by the Library and pick up a free Cat in the Hat craft while supplies last. For more information, please call 757-462-7691.

Friday, March 4, 2022

The City of Virginia Beach Read Across America Day Celebration (Online)
Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Location:  The virtual read will be available March 4, 2022 at VBGrowSmart.com/Read-Across-America, Facebook.com/VBGrowSmart and Twitter.com/VBGrowSmart.
Description: More than 332 early education classrooms will participate in a virtual read to over 6,000 students in 83 Virginia Beach early education programs. City Manager Patrick Duhaney will kick off the virtual read which will feature some local guests reading “All Are Welcome.”

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! at Pearl Bailey Library (Newport News)
Date: Friday, March 4, 2022 from 3:30-5pm
Location: Pearl Bailey Library, 2510 Wickham Ave, Newport News, VA 23607
Description: Join us at Pearl Bailey Library to celebrate at a positively splendiferous belated birthday party for Dr. Seuss! We will have lots of good fun that is funny with a story, crafts, and birthday cake! This event is for children ages 3-10. Registration is required and begins February 18th.


Read Across America Events in Hampton Roads Virginia