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Read Across America flyer. List of events happening.

Celebrate Reading on Tuesday, Feb. 27

It’s time for the Wheelock College Library’s 9th annual Read Across America celebration, recognizing the importance of reading in the lives of young children. With help from Dining Services and the Office of Spiritual Life, we’ve put together a series of fun events at the Campus Center on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018.   Stop by and join in the fun!

11:30am-2:30pm: Seuss Themed Menu in the Dining Hall

-Dining Services will be serving up lunch items inspired by Dr. Seuss stories.

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 book selections. To volunteer, email Dot: dhibbard@wheelock.edu

10am-11:30am: Photo Booth outside of the Wolf Room

-Take some wacky seusstastical photos to share with friends. #WheeRead #ReadAcrossAmerica

Read Across America flyer. List of events happening.

If you’re in the mood for reading, but not in the mood to read 200 page tome about the principles of cognitive psychology , check out our popular reading shelf.  

popular reading shelf

If you’re feeling a little nostalgic for old childhood classics, check out Floor 3– new home of our children’s book collection!


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 lchoy@wheelock.edu 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: MKramer@Wheelock.edu

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 2015

Join us for Wheelock’s 6th annual Read Across America celebration on Monday, March 2nd! Read Across America is an annual event held on the birthday of beloved children’s book author, Dr. Seuss, and promotes the importance of reading in the lives of children.

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Our main event is the Story Hour in the Wolf Room from 10:30am – 11:30am and we’re still in need of volunteers to read out loud to small groups of preschool children. Contact Charles Owen at cowen@wheelock.edu to sign up!

Can’t make it to the Story Hour? Don’t worry, there are other ways to join in on the fun! We’ll have a themed photo booth and hands-on activities sponsored by the Earl Center in the Campus Center from 10:00am – 1:00pm. And don’t miss out on the Seuss themed menu in the Campus Center Dining Hall!


Read Across America – SCHEDULE CHANGE

The_cat_in_the_hat_comes_back_3Due to heavy snow forecasted for Monday, March 3rd, the Read Across America story hour has been rescheduled for Friday, March 7th, from 10:30-11:30am. This is to ensure that the little ones to whom we’ll be reading can safely make it to Wheelock.

All other activities – Seuss menu in the cafeteria, lunchtime trivia, photo booth, and EarlBleck will be held as scheduled on Monday, March 3rd. We’ll see you there!