March 3, 2017 11:40 AM EST

Melania Trump made her first solo appearance as first lady at a Manhattan hospital, where she read Dr. Seuss to sick children.

The New York Times reported that the First Lady visited the pediatric wing of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center on National Read Across America Day. She read Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go, which she said was one of her favorite books.

“So you know what is today?” Trump said, according to the Times. “It’s a reading day. So I came to encourage you to read, and to think about what you want to achieve in life.”

Trump, who has kept a relatively low profile since her husband took office, gave the book she read to one of the patients at the end of her visit. “I encourage you all to read a lot — to get educated,” she said.

[The New York Times]

 

 

Write to Samantha Cooney at samantha.cooney@time.com.

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