Chicago Wolves hockey player Shane Harper visited the 95th street Library to speak with kids about the benefits of reading and how it impacts his life as a professional athlete.
“I think it’s important for the kids to read, growing up you know it helped my vocabulary, prepares you more for school and it also can be fun if you find the right book, so it’s nice that we encourage kids to come out here and read,” said Harper.
The Read to Succeed program, sponsored by Butternut Bread and J.U.L.I.E. Inc., stresses the importance of reading outside of the classroom.
Participants who reached their reading goals could win prizes such as Wolves gear and tickets to upcoming games.
Harper was just one of a number of Wolves players making appearances at select libraries in the Chicagoland area.
This holiday season, the library is also sponsoring a winter family reading program. Participants can earn prizes and coupons for reading together and doing other family-fun activities.
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