Above / Youngsters are welcome to join Chicago Wolves’ Zach Whitecloud at the 95th Street Library, located at 3015 Cedar Glade Road, just east of Route 59 and 95th Street.

The Chicago Wolves’ Read to Succeed program is scheduled to make a stop in Naperville on Wed., Dec. 12.

Rookie defenseman Zach Whitecloud is set to speak with children at 4:30PM at the 95th Street Library, located at 3015 Cedar Glade Road.

All families are welcome to take part in the first of free visits planned at local libraries in the next few months, a program that has engaged more than 500,000 students throughout the Chicago area since 1995.

Zach Whitecloud

Whitecloud, a 22-year-old from Brandon, Manitoba, made his National Hockey League debut with the Vegas Golden Knights last April and then joined the Wolves this season.

Prior to turning pro, Whitecloud attended Bemidji State University in Minnesota— where he was honored during the 2017-18 season as a Western Collegiate Hockey Association Scholar-Athlete. He also earned a spot on the league’s all-academic team, so he knows how beneficial it can be to make reading an integral part of your life.

Wolves’ Read to Succeed 

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Now in its 24th year, the Wolves’ Read to Succeed program, presented this year by Butternut and J.U.L.I.E. Call 811, highlights the importance of recreational reading and encourages children to take advantage of all the services libraries provide. The players emphasize reading beyond normal classroom activity and explain the ways they continue to benefit from recreational reading as professional athletes.

Read to Succeed participants can win prizes— including Wolves tickets and knit hat—for setting and achieving reading goals in conjunction with their local library. One child will get the chance to dress up in a player’s full uniform.

Over the next three months, Wolves players also will visit libraries in Chicago Ridge, Crystal Lake, Downers Grove, Fox Lake, Huntley, LaGrange, New Lenox and Woodridge. To find out when the Wolves are headed to a library near you, visit ChicagoWolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.

Story and photo submitted by Lindsey Willhite, Director of Public Relations, for the Chicago Wolves.

Editor’s Note / Let youngsters catch you reading Positively Naperville online and in print. And let them know it’s for pleasure. 

For more information about the Winter Reading Program at the Naperville Library, visit www.naperville-lib.org.