Wednesday, June 26, 2013

When You Read You Score!



True in so many ways! What I am talking about in particular is the partnership that my hockey team The Boston Bruins has with the Massachusetts Library System. The Bruins have been doing this since 2009. I am a big fan of creative cooperative ventures like this. It is a win, win situation. The kids obviously win because it is great to hear from athletes that, yes, reading is important. Children are used to seeing this effort from more 'bookish' individuals, not from athletes. Those children are getting positive reinforcement from a non-traditional source. And yes, people like me who are fans of both libraries and the Bruins win because I get to see my team support a great initiative.

And why do I say that? Because they are coming to a library not that far away from me - the East Longmeadow library!

It is not known at this time if any of the players are showing up to the event. Blade the Bruins mascot will be there and some representatives from the team. The event is still a little fluid at the moment. The event will be restricted to those children who are a part of their Summer reading program. So if you are interested it is advisable to enroll your child in the reading program. It sounds like a great event.

Here is the official link from the Boston Bruins page on this initiative.

When you read you score!

Looking at the list of prizes the children can win I know which one I want to win. The Grand Prize! A chance to ride on the Zamboni! I believe that as a child 12 and older I do qualify for that prize!


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