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Fairytales and furry tails: Read Across America Day at Tabby’s Place


Take it from the Cat in the Hat: whiskers make wonderful bookmarks … and the best stories have stripes.

Dr. Seuss’s famous feline is the official “spokescat” for Read Across America Day 2024. But at Tabby’s Place, he will be one of over 100 kitties helping youngsters savor the joy of reading.

This feline fairytale comes to life on Saturday, March 2, a nationwide celebration of books and imagination. Children ages 5-12 are invited to the Ringoes, N.J., cat sanctuary to read to lovable cats, enjoy treats and prizes, and meet the Cat in the Hat himself.

Tabby’s Place has a nine-year history of supporting young readers through its bimonthly Paws to Read program. The joyous sanctuary provides a library of books for all ages … and over 100 purring bookworms eager to listen and to love.

Read Across America Day marks a special extension of the Paws to Read tradition. Although the festivities are free to attend, an RSVP is required (, as space is limited. All children must have a parent or guardian on the premises at all times.

Unable to attend on March 2? Paws to Read is an ongoing story. Contact Director of Volunteers Karina Jewitt at kj@tabbysplace.orgor 908-237-5300 x605 for information.

To support Paws to Read and the care of the cats, donate at or by mailing a gift to Tabby’s Place at 1100 US Highway 202, Ringoes, N.J. 08551.

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