Carefree Mayor Les Peterson and Cave Creek Mayor Ernie Bunch signed a joint proclamation declaring March 2nd, 2019 Dr. Seuss Day at Desert Foothills Library. This proclamation was officially signed on January 30, 2019 and serves to recognize Desert Foothills Library’s commitment to children’s literacy and promoting reading in our community in honor of Dr. Seuss’s 115th Birthday.
March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and this year, the library will be celebrating with a Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss. This event, along with other Dr. Seuss themed events throughout March 2019, is sponsored by AZ non-profit First Things First and local family Diana and Richard Deely.
Desert Foothills Library extends its gratitude to the Cave Creek and Carefree Mayors for recognizing the importance of early literacy and the library’s work to support reading and learning in our community.
The full text of the proclamation is below:
WHEREAS, the residents of Cave Creek and Carefree, Arizona are committed to the advancement of reading as a method for children’s academic development and personal advancement; and
WHEREAS, Desert Foothills Library has been and continues to be an advocate for children’s literacy in our communities; and
WHEREAS, the birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2, 2019 is being celebrated by the Desert Foothills Library as an opportunity to further childhood reading programs in our communities; and
WHEREAS, Cave Creek and Carefree, Arizona join in this effort to continue to promote childhood reading by recognizing March 2, 2019 as “Dr. Seuss Day”; and
WHEREAS, we the Mayors of Cave Creek and Carefree, Arizona extend the best wishes of our citizens to the children of Whoville enjoying Dr. Seuss Day at the Desert Foothills Library on Dr. Seuss Day and encourage the citizens of Cave Creek and Carefree to join in this celebration of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday.
Pictured above (l to r) Board member Joanne Rebollo, Cave Creek Mayor Ernie Bunch, Carefree Mayor Les Peterson and Library Executive Director David Court.