Nearly 7,000 Attend the Nine Network’s Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash at The Magic House

Two-Day Event Collects More Than 600 Books for Children in Need

St. Louis, MO—March 15, 2013—The Nine Network’s Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash at The Magic House drew nearly 7,000 people to The Magic House over the weekend of March 2 and 3. As part of the admission to the event, attendees donated more than 600 new books that will be given to children in need through First Book-St. Louis.

The weekend party celebrated the 109th birthday of beloved author Dr. Seuss and was part of the National Education Association’s nationwide Read Across America weekend. 

Party goers enjoyed taking photos with the Cat in the Hat, making and decorating the Cat’s signature striped stovepipe hat, watching episodes of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, and listening to local celebrities read from their favorite Dr. Seuss books.

The presenting sponsor of The Nine Network’s Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash at The Magic House was Mercy Children’s Hospital, and it was supported in part by MOST 529 Plan.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is broadcast Monday–Friday at 7:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. on Nine PBS.

About the Nine Network of Public Media

The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted public media organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. The Nine Network is one of the nation’s most watched public television stations, currently ranked number one in prime time audience ratings. Nine offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life, including the Nine Center for Public Engagement, nineAcademy, www.ninenet.org and four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids). The Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our mission of bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.

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