PHOTOS: Reach Out and Read Day celebrates Dr. Seuss

Published: Mar. 2, 2017 at 5:58 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2017 at 11:30 PM CST
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SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA - Kids around the world celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss on Thursday.

That includes some kids at Central Library in Lake Charles who got to meet the "Cat in the Hat" in person. The library and Rotary Club held a special program to celebrate the life and works of the beloved children's author. There were activities, story time and refreshments.

Of course, everyone has their favorite Dr. Seuss story.

"Red Fish Blue Fish," said Reece Tanner.

Dr. Seuss - his real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel - was born on March 2, 1904.

The Memorial/LSUHSC Family Medicine Clinic hosted a "Reach Out and Read" event on Thursday, in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday and National Read Across America Day.

Doctors, nurses and clinic staff, all dressed in Dr. Seuss-themed attire, gave copies of the book, "Goodnight Moon" to all children, ages 6 months to 5 years, who came into the clinic. Parents also received tips on how to foster an early love of reading with their children.

For more information on "Reach Out and Read," visit

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