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March 2008

Won’t you wear a sweater?

Everyone everywhere is encouraged to wear a sweater on Thursday, March 20, to commemorate what would have been the 80th birthday of Mister Rogers. But don’t take our word for it: Mr. McFeely, your speedy deliveryman, has invited you to participate!

Fred Rogers is known throughout the world for his commitment to encouraging the healthy emotional growth of children and their families, and has received honors as varied as induction into the Television Hall of Fame and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2002, he received an honorary degree from Wheelock College as well as the first annual WHEEL Award from the Wheelock Family Theatre.

Rogers died of cancer in 2003, but his legacy lives on in the nearly 900 episodes of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” produced for PBS, as well as a large collection of books, videos and audio recordings. The Wheelock College Library holds a number of these items, which can be found in the catalog by doing an author search for “Rogers, Fred.”

Visit Family Communications Inc., the producer of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” for more information on the life of Mister Rogers, the television show, professional and parenting resources, or to order books, videos, toys or your very own Daniel Striped Tiger puppet.

Library reopening Sunday, March 16, with revised hours

The Library will reopen Sunday, March 16, at noon as scheduled, but will only be open until 11 p.m. Regular daily hours resume Monday, March 17. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Spring break Library hours

The Library’s spring break hours will be as follows:

Saturday, March 8, and Sunday, March 9: closed
Monday, March 10, through Friday, March 14: open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 15: closed
Sunday, March 16: regular hours resume, noon to 1 a.m.

Wondering why you should come to the Library when the College is closed? Check out this post for just some of the reasons. Going home but have research to do? Access online resources any time using your Wheelock email ID and password.

We wish everyone a safe, fun and restful break.