Star-Bulletin Features

Monday, March 1, 1999

Cal Ripken Jr. is urging adults to read to the kids.

Ripken makes
reading a hit

The Cat in the Hat is back as Hawaii prepares to kick off Read Across America tomorrow, celebrating what would have been the 95th birthday of "Cat" creator Dr. Seuss.

Read Across America is sponsored by the National Education Association and a range of literacy organizations to encourage parents, or any adult, to read to children. Chairperson for the national event is baseball star Cal Ripken Jr.

Here are some events taking place locally:

Bullet Kahala Mall -- The HSTA Hawaii Chapter will host a reading at Center Stage 6 to 8 p.m. They will be giving away bookmarks and stickers.

Bullet Kalihi-Palama Public Library -- There will be a free reading of Dr. Seuss rhymes from 10 to 11 a.m., for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. There will be Dr. Seuss stickers and jelly treats for the children. From 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., there will be storytelling featuring guest readers from Farrington High School. Peanut butter sandwiches will be served. The library is at 1325 Kalihi St. Call Auntie Brenda, 832-3466 for information.

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