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Chelios visits south suburban libraries on Feb. 4

Chicago Wolves defenseman Jake Chelios will appear at the Palos Heights and Tinley Park public libraries on Wednesday, Feb. 4, to continue the 20th season of the “Read to Succeed” program, presented by Butternut Bread and J.U.L.I.E., Inc.

The 23-year-old CHELIOS, son of Hall-of-Famer Chris Chelios and graduate of Michigan State University, will start his first program at 4 p.m. at 12501 S. 71st Avenue in Palos Heights before his second outing at 7 p.m. at 7851 Timber Drive in Tinley Park.

The “Read to Succeed” program teaches the importance of recreational reading and encourages children to use the many resources that libraries have to offer. CHELIOS will speak about the benefits of reading outside the classroom and discuss how it plays an important part in his life as a professional athlete.

Participants can win prizes — including Wolves knit hats, pennants, and tickets to upcoming games — for setting and achieving reading goals.

Throughout the season, more than 17,000 children will participate in the program, with Wolves players making appearances at select libraries throughout the Chicago area.