Baylor Bookstore Partners with Read Across America to Host Dr. Seuss Day Celebration

March 5, 2015

Contact: Matt Ricks, Baylor Bookstore, 254-709-8764,

WACO, Texas (March 5, 2015) – In partnership with the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America project, the Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store celebration of Dr. Seuss Day on Friday, March 6. 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 Friday’s festivities with entertainment from local puppeteer and storyteller Sandy Shrout. She will be followed by Waco Libraries storyteller Vivian Rutherford. Students from surrounding elementary schools will visit the bookstore for a special reading of Dr. Seuss’s "Oh, The Places You’ll Go" by by Baylor’s First Lady Alice Starr and Dr. Seuss’s "The Cat in the Hat" by local KWTX Chief Weather Anchor Rusty Garrett. Shrout also will perform after Alice Starr’s reading. Baylor’s mascot, Bruiser the Bear, will entertain during the morning and afternoon sessions. The bookstore also will serve refreshments after the readings.

The Baylor Bookstore welcomes the campus and local Waco community to join its in-store Dr. Seuss Day Celebration. For more details, please visit or contact the bookstore at or (254) 710-2161. The Baylor Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Fifth St. on the Baylor campus.

Schedule for Dr. Seuss Day Celebration at Baylor Bookstore on Friday, March 6:

9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Puppeteer and storyteller Sandy Shrout

Waco Libraries storyteller Vivian Rutherford

Baylor First Lady Alice Starr reads "Oh, The Places You’ll Go!"

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Puppeteer and storyteller Sandy Shrout

Waco Libraries storyteller Vivian Rutherford

KWTX Chief Weather Anchor Rusty Garrett reads "The Cat in the Hat"

About Baylor Bookstore

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 S. Fifth St. and is open 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday.

About Follett Higher Education Group

Follett Higher Education Group of Oak Brook, Illinois, is the leading provider of bookstore services and the foremost supplier of used books in North America. Follett services five million students and over 400,000 faculty members through more than 950 stores. Follett also services more than 1,600 independent campus stores with its wholesale services, and has the most visited ecommerce collegiate website,, that provides services and products through a network of more than 1,000 campus stores.

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