Partnership for Children Collaborates with McDowell County Public Libary and other Local Libraries for Seuss Birthday and Read Aloud Fun

March 1, 2021 (Tryon, NC) – Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! is March’s featured read-aloud story. It is presented by the collaboration of the Partnership and McDowell County Public Libraries, which was created to instill a love of reading in pre-school aged children. The theme coincides with the birthday of Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel, the famous author born 117 years ago on March 2, 1904, who authored 60 books under the pen name “Dr. Seuss”.

Partnership for Children of the Foothills believes in the power of reading and is responsible for administering Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in McDowell, Polk and Rutherford counties. It also is involved in the National Read Aloud 15 Minutes program, focused on educating parents, family members and influencers on the critical difference reading aloud just 15 minutes a day can make in the life of a child.

Librarian Megan Martin caught the spirit of the celebration and decorated the children’s library area with the whimsical characters brought to life by Dr. Seuss. “It’s one of my favorite themes, and we are going to have fun with it,” said Martin. “The red-striped Seuss-themed bags provided by the Partnership for Children of the Foothills and the read-aloud story will be enjoyed by our kids.”

Families can pick up their free Dr. Seuss themed bags at the library’s grab-and-go station beginning Monday, March 1.

About Partnership for Children of the Foothills

With support from NC Smart Start Initiative, Partnership for Children of the Foothills provides programs for children ages 0-5 and their families in the areas of Child Care/Education and Family Support. The Partnership builds and sustains relationships with community agencies and service providers, offering creative and unique programs for preschool children and their families, licensed childcare centers and family childcare. For more information, visit:


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