Vail Public Library celebrates ‘Read Across America’
Ryan Summerlin February 28, 2014
VAIL — The Vail Public Library will provide an afternoon of games, birthday cake and read aloud stories for families and children of all ages. This birthday party takes place from 3:15 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, in the community room of the library. This event joins many reading events locally in celebration of Theodore Geisel’s birthday, aka Dr. Seuss, which is on March 2.
Special Guest Readers
Readers will be comprised of a couple of local celebrities, one of our amazing Vail Public Library teen volunteers, and a student readers’ theater group from Red Sandstone Elementary School. Erik Williams, youth pastor for Eagle River Presbyterian Church, Vail’s own Olympic ski racer Sarah Schleper and teen volunteer Valentina Virion will each read a favorite children’s book. The Red Sandstone readers will read a Dr. Seuss favorite. Between readers, there will be games, birthday cake and a station to create a sticker passport of Dr. Seuss’ books for all to make.
Schleper has been eager to read for us in the past but was always too busy on the World Cup circuit. However, this year she has her chance and her children, Lasse and Resi, are able to join her. “I’ll be bringing one of my kids’ favorites to read,” she said.
Children of all ages are welcome to this free event. For more information, please call 970-479-2187 or visit www.vaillibrary.com.