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 or stop by your local library.
For more information on this or any Community Relations program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Summer Reading Visits
Over the course of the summer, Blades and Bruins Ice Girls visit libraries around Massachusetts to promote the Massachusetts Summer Reading program. 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:
|Chelmsford Public Library (Chelmsford, MA)||Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 3 to 5 PM|
|Yarmouth Town Libraries (Yarmouth, MA)||Monday, July 20, 2015 from 6 to 7 PM|
|Hazen Memorial Library (Shirley, MA)||Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 3 to 4 PM|
|Agawam Public Library (Agawam, MA)||Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 2 to 3 PM|
|Lee Library Association (Lee, MA)||Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 11 AM to 12 PM|
|Mason Library (Great Barrington, MA)||Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 2 to 3 PM|
|Duxbury Free Library (Duxbury, MA)||Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM|