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Silverton is Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

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"Read Across America"
Silverton, Oregon
March 1, 2013
Downtown Silverton, 6 pm - 9 pm

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Silverton Together, with the Silverton Downtown Merchants, will be promoting literacy during the evening’s First Friday event.  Merchants will be highlighting books, serving delicacies such as green eggs and ham, hosting local authors, and more.  Silverton Together will reserve one of the empty stores to allow partnering agencies to promote their literacy programs.

1,400 books will be distributed to 1,400 children in preschool and K-3 grades in the Silver Falls School District.  Each school will create activities around the book.  This is made possible by Reading for All!, Marion County Children and Families Commission and Silverton Together.

Friday's activities:

  • Children in preschools and K-3 classrooms will receive books, thanks to the generosity of Silverton Together and Reading For All. 
  • Silver Falls Library will have a special party from 3 - 5 pm.  Attendees can make "Cat in the Hat" hats, read Dr. Seuss books; sign up for reading programs, and enjoy birthday cake.  Everyone is welcome!

Several merchants are joining in the fun during First Friday in downtown Silverton from 6 - 9 pm.  Citizens Bank on 217 E Main St. will be the Official Read Across America Headquarters:  Silverton Together and Reading for All! will hand out free books. Other locations included:

  • RadioShack – Coloring contest / winners get $20 off new toy.
  • Books-N-Time –  Free Bookmarks
  • Whimsy 4 Kids – Local author reading her book with drawing for free book   
  • Stone Buddha – Books from around the world.  Books in Spanish will be available, too.
  • The Red Bench – 10% off our books/all ages
  • Hand me Downs – Local children’s author will read to kids and drawing for one of his books.
  • Silverton Coffee Station – Coloring contest
  • The Green Store – Draw a Seuss character – win 100 sports or fantasy trading cards.

For more information, contact Silverton Together at 503-873-0405 or
email Jan at janh@wavecable.com