The Chicago Wolves are proud to enter the 25th season of their “Read To Succeed” program for libraries. More than 500,000 children and 100 libraries in the Chicago area have participated in the program, presented by JULIEBeforeYouDig.com, since its inception.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wolves players made it a priority to visit public libraries throughout the Chicago area to share their love of reading and inspire children to pick up a book for fun. During the pandemic, the organization pivoted to create virtual programs where Wolves players and the team’s mascot, Skates, hosted Zooms that allowed them to share books with children.
Regardless of whether the Wolves meet with young people in libraries or via computer, the Read To Succeed program’s goal is to encourage each young participant to spend more time in libraries and take advantage of the valuable resources they have to offer — as well as understand the benefits of reading as a recreational tool.
But young readers don’t have to visit their local library in order to make reading pay off. You can still win a free ticket to any 2022-23 Wolves game by showing us you’ve achieved your reading goals! Take a photo or scan in your completed reading log (see below) to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your free ticket!
Please fill out the form below if your library wants to participate in our FREE reading program for the 2022-23 season.
Read To Succeed For Libraries
STORYTIME WITH SKATES
Skates and a member of the Chicago Wolves staff will join your library’s gathering for a virtual Storytime with Skates! Choose one of Skates’ favorite books and we will read it to the group to encourage reading and positive themes. Request a Storytime with Skates here or please contact Courtney Mahoney at email@example.com.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM, CALL 1-800-THE-WOLVES
Thanks to the @Chicago_Wolves, the @FoxLakeDL, and Read to Succeed, Billy has a new favorite defenseman and a new red and black Wolves hat! Meeting Jake Bischoff was awesome! @jakebischoff22 pic.twitter.com/YsyGrAydVI
— Amy Wheeler (@amybeth72) February 14, 2018
Wow! CLPL patrons love hockey. We had a full house today when @Chicago @Chicago_Wolves player #TylerWong visited the Library to talk about the Wolves' Read to Succeed program. Tyler talked about his favorite books, answered questions and dressed one patron in his hockey gear. pic.twitter.com/xrZHgNJRl9
— Crystal Lake Library (@CLPLToday) January 26, 2018
— River East (@RiverEastLib) January 31, 2017