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Read Across America Day is on Monday, March 2. This holiday is meant to motivate kids to read and love doing it. Odds are your kid has some celebrations coming up next week at school honoring Dr. Seuss and Read Across America (pajama day, anyone?), but that doesn’t mean the fun stops there. Head to one of these local events to celebrate as a family outside the classroom.

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday at Target

February 29
Multiple locations

Target stores around the Garden State will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with giveaways, activities and a read-along of Happy Birthday to You! every 30 minutes from 10-11:30 am.

Storytime and Activities Celebrating Dr. Seuss!

February 29
Barnes & Noble locations around NJ

There’ll be a Seussical storytime and themed activities at this bookstore. Participating locations include Cherry Hill, Clark, East Brunswick, Edison, Freehold, Hackensack, Holmdel, Moorestown and Woodland Park. Check your local Barnes & Noble for Seuss-themed programs.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

February 29-March 1
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell

Visit this nature haven for a reading of Horton Lays an Egg. After storytime, the kids can flex their creativity with an easy craft.

Read Across America Celebration Breakfast

March 7
Audubon Senior Center, Audubon

Kids can dig into breakfast before taking on activities and crafts, all Seuss-inspired. Free for Audubon residents; register online in advance to assist with headcount.

Read Across America Program

March 7
Teaneck Public Library, Teaneck

Hit the auditorium to celebrate Read Across America Day. Get there at 11 am for Saturday Storytime in the children’s department.

Read Across America Celebration

March 7
Newark Public Library, Newark

Join the library for a party celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day. There’ll be stories, crafts and activities. Don’t miss storytime hosted by readers from Technology High School.

Dr. Seuss Family Fun Day

March 7
Morris Museum, Morristown

Meet The Cat in the Hat, snap pics at the photo station, DIY Seuss-themed crafts, and hit the Bickford Theatre for a kid’s showing of Seussology, which will introduce them to Things 1, 2 and 3. There’s a sensory-friendly performance at 11 am. You’ll also get access to all the museum’s exhibits covering everything from model trails to dinosaurs.

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party! (sold out)

March 7
Liberty Hall Museum, Union

Celebrate his favorite author at a birthday bash where kids nosh on treats at a breakfast snack bar, go fishing for one fish, two fish, red fish and blue fish and take pictures with silly props and The Cat in the Hat. Stick around for a Seussical the Musical sing-along.

The Cat in the Hat

March 16
MPAC, Morristown

Snag tix to a relaxed performance of this classic tale for ages 3-8. The kids will love seeing this adventure hit the stage.