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Naperville Library Dedicates Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Sculpture Tuesday

Naperville and fans of Dr. Seuss are invited to join the special ceremony at the Naper Boulevard Library.

He's originally from "just north of Who-ville," but Dr. Seuss' The Grinch will find a new home at the Naperville Public Library Tuesday. 

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Naperville residents and fans of Dr. Seuss are being welcomed to join the Naperville Public Library on Oct. 9 for the official dedication of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” a sculpture depicting two of Dr. Seuss’ best-known characters, which will take place at 4 p.m. at the Naper Boulevard Library. 

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 of the Naper Boulevard Library.

Naperville's Century Walk staff secured a $50,000 grant from Naperville’s Special Events and Cultural Amenities funds for the sculpture, which 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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