More than 900 second-grade students and teachers from six surrounding counties enjoyed Seuss-themed games, bounce houses, obstacle courses, book signings with Tiger athletes and coaches, and a cast of colorful Seuss characters. The College distributed almost a thousand books to the young visitors, and sent an additional 250 books to local schools unable to attend this year’s event. Now in its third year, the Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash was founded by Mrs. Lesley Stimpert, herself a children’s librarian passionate about youth and literacy, building upon a long-standing Hampden-Sydney tradition of distributing books in local elementary schools.
March 06, 2019
Hampden-Sydney College and local school children celebrated literacy and learning at the annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash, held in Kirby Field House on Wednesday, February 27.