Dr. Seuss has one word of advice for children:

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 7, 2011
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Reason #123456789 to love Librarians: Dr. Seuss’ advice to Children.

Sad addendum to the below: “the Troy Public Library is being shut down this year due to a vote that decided our city’s decreased budget would be better utilized elsewhere.”

Who doesn’t love a Librarian? Who doesn’t love a library? Who here has checked out the max number of books and learned to read and started life out, really, in a library?

Via the Daily What:

In 1971, Troy, Michigan’s children’s librarian Marguerite Hart sent out dozens of letters…notable figures asking for words to inspire the public library’s younger patrons…[here’s] the timeless response she received from one Theodor Geisel — better known as Dr. Seuss.

Best part? He wrote it with crayons:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “Dr. Seuss has one word of advice for children:”

  1. Just wonderful to see Dr. Seuss responded to a request from a local librarian. My nephew hated reading until he discovered Hop on Pop. The good Dr's inspired so many children to love reading.

  2. Sharon says:

    Good news! The Troy Public Library was saved, due to the hard work of people here who believe in the importance of libraries!

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