When You Read, You Score!
Presented by Velcro CompaniesSince the summer of 2009, the Boston Bruins have been partnering with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) to present When You Read, You Score! The summer reading program encourages children and teens to read over the summer months so they may avoid the "summer slide" and maintain skills they've learned over the academic year.
Beginning this summer, the Boston Bruins will also be partnering with the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire to bring When You Read, You Score! to the local libraries of New Hampshire.
Children and teens who participate in summer reading programs show an increase in vocabulary scores on standardized testing and an increase in comprehension scores. In fact, reading just 5 books over the summer can prevent summer learning loss.
To help inspire children and teens to keep reading over the summer, Bruins players, including Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, and Tuukka Rask have helped libraries develop Favorite Books of the Boston Bruins - a new recommended reads list that also includes librarian picks for the best hockey books. To see the recommend reads list, please click here.
Summer library programs are free and fun. Register at READSinMA.org, chilis.nhlibrarians.org or stop by your local library. Check back to see if your local library won a visit from Boston Bruins Mascot Blades and the Bruins Ice Girls!
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2016 Summer Reading Visits
Over the course of the summer, Blades and Bruins Ice Girls visit libraries around Massachusetts & New Hampshire to promote the Boston Bruins Summer Reading program, When You Read, You Score! During the visits, they assist with reading the story "This Bear's Tale: How Blades Became a Bruin", participate in craft activities such as coloring in hockey masks and Bruins coloring pages, and have the chance to win trivia prizes.
This summer, the Bruins will be making at the following libraries:
|Merrimack Public Library (Merrimack, NH)||Tuesday, June 28||12:00pm-1:00pm|
|Whipple Free Library (New Boston, NH)||Tuesday, June 28||3:00pm-4:00pm|
|Amesbury Public Library (Amesbury, MA)||Tuesday, July 12||4:00pm-5:00pm|
|Lucius Beebe Memorial Library (Wakefield, MA)||Thursday, July 14||3:00pm|
|Pease Public Library (Plymouth, NH)||Monday, July 18||3:00pm-4:00pm|
|Durham Public Library (Durham, NH)||Tuesday, July 19||11:00am-12:00pm|
|Goodwin Library (Farmington, NH)||Tuesday, July 19||3:00pm-4:00pm|
|Sunderland Public Library (Sunderland, MA)||Wednesday, July 20||6:00pm-7:00pm|
|Hanson Public Library (Hanson, MA)||Thursday, July 21||10:00am-11:00am|
|Truro Public Library (Truro, MA)||Thursday, July 21||3:00pm-4:00pm|
|Derry Public Library (Derry, NH)||Tuesday, July 26||11:00am-12:00pm|
|Bolton Public Library (Bolton, MA)||Friday, July 29||11:00am-12:00pm|
|Kimball Library (Atkinson, NH)||Tuesday, August 2||6:30pm-7:30pm|
|Malden Public Library (Malden, MA)||Wednesday, August 3||3:00pm-4:00pm|
|Wheeler Memorial Library (Orange, MA)||Tuesday, August 9||11:00am-12:00pm|
|South Hadley Public Library (South Hadley, MA)||Tuesday, August 9||3:00pm-4:00pm|
|Berlin Public Library (Berlin, NH)||Wednesday, August 18||3:00pm-4:00pm|
|Blaisdell Memorial Library (Nottingham, NH)||Tuesday, August 23||12:00pm-1:00pm|
Please note: Dates and times are subject to change.