On Saturday, May 4
, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., kids in grades K to 6 and their families are invited to come and “Meet the Sneetches.”
As part of Massillon’s annual Big Read, families of K-6th graders will have the chance to explore the theme of prejudice found in "To Kill a Mockingbird" in an age-appropriate, interactive way during this program.
The Sneetches and Other Stories, by Dr. Seuss, tells the story of how the Star-Belly Sneetches discriminate against the Plain-Belly Sneetches, leaving them out of Sneetch ball games and weenie roasts, until Sylvester McMonkey McBean arrives in town and bilks the town out of all its money by putting on and/or removing stars from the Sneetches until they can no longer tell who’s who.
After watching a short DVD of “The Sneetches,” and hearing the story, families will get a chance to act it out by dividing into two groups: the Star-Bellies and the Plain-Bellies. Everyone will be given “Sneetch Bucks” to spend in the Star-On, Star-Off Machine that Sylvester McMonkey McBean will bring to the Massillon Public Library’s auditorium. Both Star-Bellies and Plain-Bellies can play a game of Sneetch Ball, have a snack, and make a family craft.
Registration is required for this free program and begins Monday, April 22. For more information, contact the Children's Department at 330.832.5037.
The Massillon Public Library is located at 208 Lincoln Way East in Massillon. The Second Street entrance is handicap accessible.