HALIFAX — The Boston Bruins have teamed up with libraries across the state to encourage kids and teens to keep reading over the summer.
“We were excited to have the Red Sox World Series trophy here last year,” said library director Laurie Cavanaugh. “And we’re looking forward to welcoming Bruins mascot Blades to the library next week.”
Blades will be joining young readers in story time and a special craft. Marie Coady of the Holmes Public Library was instrumental in having the library be selected for a Bruins visit, by successfully applying on behalf of the library.
To encourage children and teens to keep reading over the summer Bruins players, including Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, and Dougie Hamilton, have helped libraries develop Favorite Books of the Boston Bruins, a recommended reads list that also include librarian picks for the best hockey books. Charlotte’s Web and The Giving Tree are favorites of Daniel Paille, Johnny Boychuk likes The Hobbit and Gregory Campbell recommends To Kill a Mockingbird. The booklist is available at mass.gov/libraries.
The Bruins offer prizes for children and teens selected from a pool of candidates who demonstrate outstanding reading involvement. Among the prizes is the opportunity to greet members of the Boston Bruins as they get ready to take the ice during a Bruins home game. Last summer, Abigail Ford, a teen from the Holmes Public Library, won game tickets from the B’s Tickets for Teens contest.