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Kessel to Help Launch Read Boston's Reading Trail Program

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Boston, MA -- Boston Bruins leading goal scorer Phil Kessel will help launch ReadBoston's Reading Trail Program, Today, Monday, November 5 at the John F. Kennedy Family Service Center in Charlestown from 3:00 p.m. ET - 3:45 p.m. ET (23A Moulton Street, Charlestown, MA 02129).

The Reading Trail Program is an early literacy program designed to increase reading at home and in childcare settings.  Kessel will read to approximately 50 preschool students and pass out a free book to each child in attendance.

This year, the Boston Bruins are partnering with ReadBoston and will participate in a number of events throughout the coming months.  In addition to Kessel's appearance on Monday, the Bruins will provide Reading Trail Programs with customized "trail guides" to track the number of books each child reads; those children who complete their trail guides will receive a Bruins bookmark.

ReadBoston was founded in 1995 by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and other city leaders with a simple, ambitious mission: to ensure that every child in Boston can read at grade level by the third grade.  ReadBoston is making great strides to achieve its goal by forming partnerships with city organizations committed to children's literacy, and by funneling resources, innovative programs, books and best practices into Boston neighborhoods.

Kessel and the 7-5-1 Bruins are in the midst of a nine-game stretch where the Bruins face only their Northeast Division rivals - with three scheduled against the Sabres and two games each against the Maple Leafs, Senators and Canadiens - over the next three weeks.
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