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February 20, 2013


Students with The University of Montana’s Office for Civic Engagement are working with the Missoula Public Library to organize a day of celebration for the 109th birthday of Dr. Seuss from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Missoula Public Library. The event is geared for families and children age 3 and older and is free and open to the public. 

The celebration includes several craft and game activities, including headband stations, a coloring and activity page table and children’s games. There also will be face painting, a reading of “The Lorax” and snacks and beverages.

Dr. Seuss was born Theodore Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904. He wrote many children’s books, including “The Cat in the Hat,” “Yertle the Turtle” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” several of which have become feature films, TV shows and Broadway musicals in recent years. Dr. Seuss’ books have been translated into more than 15 languages and more than 200 million copies have been sold. His honors included two Academy awards, two Emmy awards, a Peabody award and the Pulitzer Prize. He died in 1991.

For more information or to volunteer for this event, call UM Tutoring Project volunteer coordinator Marissa McClintock at 406-243-5531 or email .





Contact: Marissa McClintock, volunteer coordinator, UM Tutoring Project, 406-243-5531,