The Grinch and His Dog Max

Two of Dr. Seuss’ most well known characters have moved from Whoville, to Naperville.

The Grinch and his dog Max are now the official greeters to guests of the Naper Boulevard Library.

Community members recently gathered to help dedicate the “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” sculpture.

The piece of art was made possible by The Century Walk Corporation and $50,000 in grant money from Naperville’s Special Events and Cultural Amenities (SECA) Fund, and by the creativity of Naperville designer, Greg Sagen. “It’s always fun to find inspiration in the piece then try and transform that into the site. Just a little something to add a little fun and a little character into the space,” said Sagen, President and CEO of Signature Design Group.

16-year-old Library member, Klay Cole, joined the fun after a full day of school at Naperville North High School. “It’s nice to have a statue here and it’s very welcoming,” she said.

It’s the 42nd piece added to the Naperville Century Walk, a non-profit organization whose goal is to bring Naperville’s 100-year history to life through a collection of murals, sculptures, and other public arts.
The bronze statue will complete the library series, which includes the “Cat and the Hat,” at Nichols Library and “Green Eggs and Ham,” at 95th Street Library.


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