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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 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!


The Wocket in Your Pocket is Telling You to Read Across America!

It is back again for the 5th year in a row: Read Across America! The Wheelock College Library joins schools and libraries across the country in celebrating Dr.Seuss’s birthday and the importance of reading in the lives of young children. All the activities involved in the celebration will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Campus Center. Stop by and check out any or all of our events:

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All Day Long: Seuss-Themed Menu
Dining Services will be serving items inspired by Dr.Seuss stories.

10:30am – 11:30am: Story Hour in the Wolf Room
Volunteer to read a Dr.Seuss book to kids from a local preschool. You can either sign up with Rosalind Gould, rgould@wheelock.edu, beforehand to volunteer or just drop by during Story Hour.

10:00am – 1:00pm: Photo Booth
Pose with a Seussified Lucy Wheelock while Adrienne Kisner, RD Extraordinaire, takes your picture.

10:00am – 1:00pm: EarlBleck Station
Experiment with Oobleck and magnetic Seuss poetry, provided by the Earl Center.

1:00pm -2:00pm: Children’s Book Trivia in the Dining Hall
Awesome prizes for the winning team! Emceed by Bryan McGrath.

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