Baylor Bookstore Partners With Read Across America To Host Dr. Seuss Day Celebration on Friday

Feb. 28, 2013
Baylor Bookstore Read Across America EventDuring the Dr. Seuss Day celebration, Baylor President Ken Starr will read Dr. Seuss's The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins to visiting elementary school students.

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Baylor President Starr will read Seuss classic The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins to local school children

WACO, Texas (Feb. 28, 2013) - In partnership with the National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America project, Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store celebration for Dr. Seuss Day on Friday, March 1. Read Across America's Dr. Seuss Day is an annual event held to encourage reading with younger children by celebrating the birthday of famous children's book author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel.

Baylor Bookstore will kick off the festivities with entertainment from local puppeteer and storyteller Sandy Shrout, followed by Waco Libraries storyteller Vivian Rutherford. In the afternoon, students from surrounding elementary schools will visit the bookstore for a special reading of Dr. Seuss's The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Baylor University President Ken Starr. Sandy Shrout and Vivian Rutherford will perform again after Judge Starr's reading. Bruiser the Bear, Baylor's mascot, will be entertaining during the morning and afternoon sessions. The bookstore also will serve refreshments after the reading.

The Baylor Bookstore welcomes the campus and local Waco community to join its in-store Dr. Seuss Day Celebration. This event also coincides with a two-day sale taking place at the bookstore Thursday, Feb. 28, through Friday, March 1. Bookstore shoppers can take advantage of discounts on select merchandise, including hooded sweatshirts, sweatpants, backpacks, leggings, tights and more. For more details, please visit or contact the bookstore at or (254) 710-2161.

Schedule for Dr. Seuss Day Celebration at Baylor Bookstore on Friday, March 1:

All Day Enjoy great discounts on select items

10:00 a.m. Puppeteer and Storyteller Sandy Shrout and Waco Libraries Storyteller Vivian Rutherford

1:00 p.m. Baylor President, Ken Starr, reads The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Puppeteer and Storyteller Sandy Shrout and Waco Libraries Storyteller Vivian Rutherford

1:30 p.m. Refreshments provided by the bookstore


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.


The Baylor Bookstore is the official on-campus bookstore of Baylor University - offering products and services to students, faculty and the surrounding community both in-store and online via The Baylor Bookstore is located at 1201 South 5th Street and is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.


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