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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Virden library children's clerk couldn't let the birthday of a famous author go unnoticed!

The Virden Branch of the Border Regional Library hosted a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party on Saturday, Mar. 4. Young patrons took part in a variety of fun activities and games based on Seuss' literature, listened to story readings, and enjoyed a piece of colourful birthday cake prepared and donated by Valleyview Coop food store. 

Theodore Seuss Geisel was not actually a doctor, but his heartwarming work touched many. He wrote and illustrated over 60 books. Before he made writing his full-time job, his skills were used in the advertising industry. He also created political cartoons and made some animated films. In fact, he even helped the U.S. government by creating posters and films that they used during World War II.

Despite his talent, his first book was turned down 27 times! He never gave up, and finally, it was published in 1937 - 85 years ago. Dr. Seuss died in September of 1991. His birthday is actually on March 2, so early March is the time that those who love Dr. Seuss books celebrate the occasion. Learn more about Dr. Seuss right here.


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