Schools and libraries across the country marked March 2 as the 109th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, and Read Across America with events Friday and over the weekend. Students at Sandpoint Middle School in Idaho spent the week studying the famed author's use of vocabulary, invention of words and poetry in his writing. The Simi Valley library in California was packed as teachers and principals, police officers and firefighters read books to children, while events in Lynchburg, Va., included a book drive.

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