By Patrick Lynn
In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s 117th birthday, Worzalla associates re-stocked Little Free Libraries throughout the Stevens Point community with classic and new book titles for residents to enjoy.
Dr. Seuss Day, also known as Read Across America Day, was created by the National Education Association to honor the famed children’s book author’s birthday and inspire students to read more books.
The Stevens Point area has about two dozen Little Free Libraries throughout the community, which are small structures that community members have voluntarily built to house books for the community to borrow free of charge.
To honor Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day, Worzalla associates collected books and fully stocked the Little Free Libraries that were located near the community’s schools to promote reading and book accessibility to students.
In total, Worzalla associates stocked 13 Little Free Libraries with dozens of books.
“We’re excited to continue the legacy of Dr. Seuss and encourage a love for reading in young students by supporting local literacy initiatives and also printing his beloved titles,” said Brianne Petruzalek, Vice President of Human Resources at Worzalla. “Worzalla aims to nurture an environment where children can have access to a wide variety of books, whenever, wherever.”
In addition to printing an assortment of Dr. Seuss titles from Penguin Random House, Worzalla works with many of the country’s top publishers to produce other popular children’s books, such as current titles like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from Abrams Books but also classics like Where the Wild Things Are from HarperCollins.
Worzalla is also supporting literacy in the community with its “Reel It In For Reading” ice fishing competition, benefiting the Portage County Literacy Council, where associates of Worzalla and residents of Portage, Wood, Marathon, Adams, Waushara, Waupaca, or Shawano counties in Wisconsin are invited to submit photos of their largest ice fishing catches.
Cash prizes are available to those with the largest catches, and the deadline has been extended to March 7, 2021, to allow more time for residents to participate. More details on the Reel It In For Reading competition can be found at http://worzalla.site/reel-it-in-for-reading/.