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The Grinch has a new home at Naper Blvd Library


The Grinch growls, with his Grinch fingers nervously drumming,
“I must find some way to keep Christmas from coming!

But at 4PM today, local readers and Who girls and boys
Will dedicate the Grinch, a reminder of Dr. Seuss and joys!

And then! Oh, the noise! Oh, the noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!
Christmas comes early in Naperville for good girls and boys.

The Naper Boulevard Library will register a new cardholder on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 4PM. That’s the date of the official dedication of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” a sculpture depicting two of Dr. Seuss’ best-known characters.

The public is invited to the dedication. There will be opportunities for photos with both the sculpture and a live costumed Cat in the Hat, another one of Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters. After the dedication, light refreshments will be served in the Program Room, Naper Boulevard Library.

The Century Walk Corp. staff secured a $50,000 grant from Naperville’s Special Events and Cultural Amenities (SECA) funds for this sculpture; it will be the 42nd piece added to Naperville’s Century Art Walk. With Nichols Library already home to “The Cat and the Hat”, and “Green Eggs and Ham” gracing the entrance at 95th St. Library, the bronze, Dr. Seuss installation depicting “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” will complete the Library series.

The Grinch and his dog Max, who doubles as a reindeer, will be situated to the right of Naper Boulevard Library’s main entrance, as the focal point in a newly landscaped garden. The Grinch will become the library’s official greeter. He’s the character who learned that being friendly makes life a lot more enjoyable.

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The Naperville Public Library serves a population of more than 142,000 at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., the Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd., the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.; and our website, http://www.naperville-lib.org. The Library’s collection includes magazines, newspapers, large-type books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, books on CD, eBooks, downloadable audio books, music and movies; online resources, and, of course, books. The Naperville Public Library supports all residents of Naperville in their lifelong pursuit of learning, enjoyment and inspiration by providing excellence in public library services, resources and programs. For more information visit http://www.naperville-lib.org.


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