“Watership Down.” “Treasure Island.” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”

Ask just about anyone what their favorite book is and they will have an answer. And not only can they tell what their favorite book is, they will also tell you where they were when they read it and what effect it had on their lives.

March 2 is National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day). Named for one of the most popular children’s authors in history, the day aims to foster a love of reading through special events held in schools and libraries nationwide.

“It’s easy to forget in this age of modern technology the simple joy that can be found in reading a really terrific book,” Horizon Elementary educator and former Alabama Teacher of the Year Dr. Gay Barnes said. “Read Across America reminds everyone to remember that joy and it honors the importance of connecting with the people we love through reading.”

The Post Library will join the celebration on that day and throughout March with special events for their patrons, including giveaways and an opportunity to vote for their favorite Dr. Seuss book.

“In honor of his birthday, the library will pay tribute to Dr. Seuss on Wednesday, March 2 during our regular Story Time at 10 a.m.,” Carrie Boyd of the Post Library said. “Come join the fun as we read several of our favorite Seuss books and stay for a zany craft that is sure to make you laugh!”

Members of Team Redstone will be traveling to local schools March 2 to participate in special activities and share their love of reading with schoolchildren. It is not too late to join them. If you would like to participate, contact Barbara Williams, school liaison officer, at 842-9642 or barbara.w.williams.naf@mail.mil.

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