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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.

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

Despite most library doors being closed to the public last summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic, over 435,000 Massachusetts residents participated in summer reading programming across the state. For the first annual First Lady of the Commonwealth and Blades Summer Reading Challenge, participants read over 11,000 books and over 1.7 million minutes. 

Upcoming Library Visits - Summer 2022

Location Date Time
Springfield City Library, East Forest Park Branch
136 Surrey Street Springfield, MA 01103
Wednesday, June 15 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Boyden Library
10 Bird Street, Foxborough, MA 02035
Saturday, June 18 11:00 AM
Stoughton Public Library
84 Park Street, Stoughton, MA 02072
Friday, June 24 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library
17 Constitution Way, Rochester, MA 02770
Friday, June 24 1:30 - 2:15 PM
Conant Public Library, Sterling
4 Meetinghouse Hill Road, Sterling, MA 01564
Thursday, July 14 5:30 PM
Ipswich Public Library
25 North Main Street, Ipswich, MA 01938
Friday, July 29 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Wareham Free Library
59 Marion Road, Wareham, MA 02571
Thursday, August 11 10:00 AM
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union Street, Hamilton, MA 01982
Wednesday, August 17 5:30 PM

Check out a recap from the 2021 Summer Reading

Summer Reading Videos

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