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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! presented by Velcro Companies. 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.

Returning for a third summer, the Boston Bruins will also be partnering with the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire to bring When You Read, You Score! presented by Velcro Companies 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

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Location Date Time
Northborough Free Library
34 Main St, Northborough, MA
Tuesday, June 26 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bigelow Free Public Library
54 Walnut St, Clinton, MA
Tuesday, June 26 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Waltham Public Library *
735 Main St, Waltham, MA
Wednesday, June 27 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM *
Boston Public Library - West End Branch
151 Cambridge St, Boston, MA
Tuesday, July 10 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Chelsea Public Library
69 Broadway, Chelsea, MA
Tuesday, July 10 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
West Tisbury Free Public Library
1042 State Rd, West Tisbury, MA
Wednesday, July 11 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Attleboro Public Library
74 N Main St, Attleboro, MA
Wednesday, July 18 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hill Library
1151 Parker Mountain Rd, Strafford, NH
Thursday, July 19 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ingalls Memorial Library
203 Main St, Rindge, NH
Monday, July 23 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lee Library Association
100 Main St, Lee, MA
Tuesday, July 24 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hampden Public Library
625 Main St, Hampden, MA
Tuesday, July 24 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Phinehas S. Newton Library
19 The Cmn, Royalston, MA
Thursday, July 26 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Abbie Greenleaf Library
439 Main St, Franconia, NH
Tuesday, July 31 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Newbury Public Library
933 Route 103, Newbury, NH
Thursday, August 2 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Pollard Memorial Library
401 Merrimack St, Lowell, MA
Monday, August 6 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Nevins Library
305 Broadway, Methuen, MA
Monday, August 6 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Agawam Public Library
750 Cooper St, Agawam, MA
Wednesday, August 8 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Colby Memorial Library
7 Colby Rd, Danville, NH
Thursday, August 9 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

*Time subject to change

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Velcro Companies is a global organization providing fastening solutions that solve problems in simple, elegant and surprising ways for businesses and consumers around the world. We are pleased to support education and literacy in the communities where we live and work. As an innovation-driven company, we believe that access to education and a fondness for learning creates tomorrow's inventors and leaders.

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