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When You Read, You Score!

When You Read, You Score! Summer Reading Program has concluded for 2017, check back to find out how to participate next year!

Since 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! This 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 previous academic year.

For the fourth summer in a row this year, the Boston Bruins partnered 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 four books over the summer can prevent summer learning loss.

For more information on this or any Community Relations program, please email

In 2019, the Boston Bruins visited more than 20 libraries across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, and Bruins mascot, Blades, made a stop at each location to participate in story time and arts & crafts!

For the full list of libraries we visited this summer, see below.

Check back next spring to find a participating library near you!

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Boston Bruins Library Visits - Summer 2019

Location Date Time
Lawrence Public Library
51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA
Monday, June 17 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woburn Public Library
45 Pleasant Street, Woburn, MA
Thursday, June 27 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Jonathan Bourne Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA
Friday, June 28 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Brookline Library
Main Street, Brookline, NH
Monday, July 8 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Princeton Public Library
2 Town Hall Drive, Princeton, MA
Tuesday, July 9 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Rd, West Tisbury, MA
Wednesday, July 11 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Millbury Public Library
128 Elm Street, Millbury, MA
Tuesday, July 9 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
East Longmeadow Public Library
60 Center Square, East Longmeadow, MA
Friday, July 12 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emily Williston Memorial Library
9 Park Street, East Hampton, MA
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Kingston Library
2 Library Lane, Kingston, NH
Wednesday, July 17 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Berkshire Athenaeum Library
1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA
Wednesday, July 24 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Phinehas S. Newton Library
19 The Cmn, Royalston, MA
Thursday, July 26 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bushnell-Sage Library
48 Main Street, Sheffield, MA
Wednesday, July 24 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Memorial Hall Library
2 North Main Street, Andover, MA
Monday, July 29 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Melrose Public Library
69 West Emerson Street, Melrose, MA
Monday, July 29 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Martha's Vineyeard Ice Arena *
91 Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs, MA
Wednesday, July 31 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
James A Tuttle Library
45 Main Street, Atrium, NH
Monday, August 5 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ventress Memorial Library
15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA
Thursday, August 8, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thayer Public Library
798 Washington Street, Briantree, MA
Thursday, August 8 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Moultonborough Library
4 Holland Street, Moultonborough, NH
Friday, August 9, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

*Time subject to change

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