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Read Across America is Back Again!

The Cat in the Hat is back again and so is Read Across America.  Read Across America, celebrated on Dr.Seuss’s birthday, is a nationwide event to recognize the importance of reading in the lives of young children.  For many of us, Dr.Seuss’s books played a huge role in our literacy development.  While I personally don’t remember reading Seuss as a child, its characters have popped in and out throughout my entire life.

At Wheelock, we’re holding the event a little early this year on Monday, February 27, at the Campus Center.  This will be our 8th annual celebration!  Please stop by and join us at any or all of our events:

10:30am – 11:30am: Story hour in the Wolf Room:
Volunteer to read a book to kids from a local preschool.  We will have both seuss and non-seuss selections.  We’re still looking for volunteers.  Please email to sign up!  If you’re feeling a little shy, you can pair up with a friend to read.

10am-12pm: Photo Booth:
Take some wacky seusstastical photos to share with friends.  #wheeread #readacrossamerica

All-Day Seuss Menu:
Dining services will be serving items inspired by dr. Seuss stories.  Dr. Seuss coloring pages will be available during lunch.

Book Drive for the Mattahunt Elementary School
Please bring in new or like new children’s books for 3rd-4th grade level readers to donate during our story hour. Donation boxes will also be available the entire month of march.   If you bring in a book, you’ll get a Seuss goody bag.  Sponsored by the Community Service and Civic Engagement Advisory Council.

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Read Across America 2016

Volunteer Poster Small FINALDo you love to read?  Want to inspire a love of reading in children?  Volunteer to read your favorite Dr. Seuss book to a small group of preschoolers during story hour at Wheelock’s annual Read Across America event.

Sign up for a time: 10:15-11:00 am OR 10:45-11:30 am
Thursday, March 3rd. Campus Center
To sign up contact Maric:

Read Across America is an annual, national celebration held on the birthday of beloved children’s book author, Dr. Seuss, and promotes the importance of reading in the lives of children.  If you can’t make it to our Story Hour, please stop by our other two Seuss-related, Read Across America events at the Campus Center:

  • all day long : Dining Services will be serving items inspired by Dr.Seuss stories all day long.
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 P.M.: Seuss-themed photo booth.  Take some wacky seusstastical photos to share with friends.  #WheeRead #ReadAcrossAmerica

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Brought to you by the Wheelock College Library, with a special thanks to Dining Services and the Office of Spiritual Life

Read Across America is back! Grab your hat and read with the cat!

Or eat with the cat. Or take a picture with the cat. Or participate in fun trivia with the cat. All on Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Campus Center as the Wheelock College Library invites the Wheelock community to join in our 4th annual celebration of Read Across America and the importance of reading in the lives of young children. Stop by and check out any or all of our events:

All Day Long, Dining Room
Seuss-themed Menu
Courtesy of Dining Services, there will be Seuss-inspired items on the menu.

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., outside the Multipurpose Room
Photo Booth
Step into the world of Seuss and get your picture taken at our photo booth.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Multipurpose Room
Story Hour
Volunteer to read a Dr.Seuss book to kids from a local preschool. Contact Ashley Peterson,, to sign up or drop by at the beginning of story hour.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Dining Room
Participate in our trivia hour and show off your knowledge of children’s books. Awesome prizes for the winning team.

Join the Library in celebrating Read Across America!

Join the Wheelock College Library and Resource Center for our third annual Read Across America celebration, a national event that promotes the importance of reading in the lives of young children. The event will take place on Thursday, March 1st at the Campus Center.

From 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., get your picture taken under the Truffula Trees at our Lorax-themed photo booth.

From 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., over 50 children from a local preschool will gather in the Campus Center for Dr. Seuss story time.  Local NECN news anchor and Wheelock College alumnus and instructor,  Steve Aveson, will help kick-start the event with a special reading.  Come and read a favorite Dr. Seuss book to a small group (about 6-8 children) of our visitors.   Coffee will be provided!  Interested volunteers can contact Ashley Peterson,, for more information.  

From 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., participate in our lunchtime trivia challenge in the Dining Room and put your Seuss smarts to the test.  Teams of four or fewer people can participate, and the winners get $15 Amazon gift cards!

Throughout the day, check out the Seuss-inspired menu items in the Dining Room.

This is the third year that the Library is holding this event and it gets better every year.   It has always been a lot of fun so please come out and join us.  The support of the Wheelock community will help make a positive impact on literacy in the lives of young children!

Dr. Seuss Trivia in the Dining Hall!

The Wheelock College Library is organizing events to commemorate Read Across America. Backed by the National Education Association, Read Across America is an awareness campaign intended to promote the importance of reading in the lives of young children. It is held every year on Dr. Seuss birthday—who better to symbolize how fun and exciting reading can be, at any age!

On Tuesday, March 2nd, join us in the Dining Hall for some Dr. Seuss Trivia!

  • 12:30pm: Lunchtime trivia
  • 5:30pm: Dinnertime trivia
  • Special menu items inspired by Dr. Seuss stories will be served all day!

After enjoying some Seuss crafts and stories, come out and put your Seuss Smarts to the test! Seusstastic prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.