FOREST CITY - The Forest City Public Library held a Dr. Seuss birthday party with activities including a fish bean bag toss and Bingo on Saturday, March 2 for the five- to eight-year-olds in the city.
The event, usually open to three- to nine-year-olds, was limited to five- to eight-year-old kids this year because the library staff wanted the kids to play together and take part in the events more easily than if it was open for children three to nine years old, according to Library Director Christa Cosgriff.
However, with the low turnout of three children, Cosgriff said they will be reverting to having the event open to children three to nine years old for next year.
Despite only having three kids come to the event, the day was still fun for the kids who came. They tossed fish stuffed animals into a bucket made to look like the Cat in the Hat’s hat and played Bingo where the spaces were Dr. Seuss books.
“We chose to make the Bingo cards with Dr. Seuss’s books to help promote the library and reading,” Cosgriff said.
The library is also planning to have a day where children will make shamrock door hangers and teddy bears, an Easter egg hunt and a day for Lorae Current to come in and teach kids how to plant seeds and make plants. Summer reading will be June 10 through July 12 this year.