There was a party with some special visitors at the Prosper Community Library on Saturday March 3, and one brought his own hat! Dr. Suess had his 114th birthday and the Prosper librarians held a bash for the kids to come read and create some crafts, not to mention they got to meet the famous Thing 1, Thing 2, and the Cat in the Hat.
Youth services librarian, Chelsi Henry, led the celebration with stories, dancing, and read Dr. Suess’s famous book, The Cat in the Hat. The book suddenly came to life as Thing 1, costumed by Elizabeth Sunderland, Thing 2, costumed by Lyndsey Scott, and the Cat in the Hat, costumed by Max Hoffshwelle, ran out to surprise everyone. “We had many families participate and a lot of dads were present as well, which we love to see dad’s involved with their children,” Library Director Leslie Scott said. “No party is complete without a snack, so we had colorful goldfish and donut holes for everyone. The children even took home themed party hats as well.” The kids were able to design their own cat mask, Lorax tree, and Thing 1 or Thing 2 crafts with the help of their parents and the library staff. “Max and Elizabeth were volunteers from the Prosper Community Theater and they were awesome at acting out their characters and posing for photos,” Scott added.
There are a few more story times lined up for this spring and then the library staff will take a break to plan their summer reading program as they move into the new Library being scheduled to open at the end of June. “Our summer theme is ‘New Library, New Adventures’ and we are excited for all that our new facility will allow us to offer,” Scott said.