jerry spinelli

Read Across America

Our annual celebration that focuses on the joys of reading returns Saturday, February 29, from 11 am to 2 pm. Read Across America is a nationally-celebrated event that aims to motivate reading among children of all ages. In addition to a selection of books available for purchase in our Book Fair, this year’s event festivities include the following:

11:00 am – Books & Beasts
This special storytime reading of Dr. Seuss’s “ABC” by a zoo educator also features an appearance by one of the zoo’s live animal ambassadors!

11:30 am – Cat in the Hat Appearance
Meet the classic Dr. Seuss character, courtesy of WHYY PBS Kids

12:00 pm – Jerry Spinelli Appearance
Norristown native and world-renown author of Maniac Magee, Stargirl, and The Warden’s Daughter, Jerry Spinelli will be on hand to greet guests and sign books

1:00 pm – Books & Beasts
This special storytime reading of Dr. Seuss’s “Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?” by a zoo educator also features an appearance by one of the zoo’s live animal ambassadors!

1:30 pm – Cat in the Hat Appearance
Meet the classic Dr. Seuss character, courtesy of WHYY PBS Kids

 

 

Elmwood Park Zoo’s Read Across America is free to attend with regular zoo admission.
Purchase Zoo Admission Here