Since officially becoming the First Lady, Melania Trump has not been seen in her official role, preferring to live in the Trump Building in New York, rather than in the White House. However, according to the New York Times, she finally made her first solo appearance in her new role on Thursday, by visiting the pediatric wing at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. The First Lady was seen spending a brief time reading from a Dr. Seuss book to sick children in the hospital, in honor of the author’s birthday, as well as National Read Across America Day.

She was seen stepping into a car on Thursday, part of a small motorcade waiting outside Trump Tower, which then whisked her away to the hospital, around a mile and a half away from home.

At the hospital, she asked the children, gathered in the playroom of the pediatric wing in their hospital gowns, what the day actually was, going on to say it’s a day for reading. She said she visited them to encourage them to read and also to think about what they want to achieve in their lives. Melania’s aides had arranged a small pool of reporters and photographers to document the visit, where the First Lady read from a personal favorite of hers, the Dr. Seuss classic, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Melania Trump keeping mostly out of the spotlight

As reported by the Independent, since President Trump took office, the First Lady has mostly kept out of the spotlight, although she has attended some official events with her husband, most recently at the Capitol on Tuesday where he addressed a joint session of Congress.

However, so far Melania has kept away from the press and has done nothing personal, to show her own initiatives in her role as First Lady.

This contrasts with the acts of Michelle Obama, the former First Lady, who spent a lot of time with young people, often making unscheduled, surprise visits with them.

In fact, Michelle was seen out and about on Tuesday, visiting students involved in a vocational program at a Washington public school. She reportedly spent over an hour talking to them on the subject of higher education.

However, Melania has mentioned her interest in working to combat cyberbullying, a subject close to her heart, but she has not yet started the program. She has, however, made it known that she doesn’t intend to have much of a presence in the White House, at least for the time being. She is choosing to rather stay in New York until the presidential couple’s 10-year-old son, Barron, completes his school year.