Southborough summer readers can enter drawing for Bruins tickets

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Southborough – The Southborough Library announced that children ages 5-7 who participated in the library’s Summer Reading Program will have the opportunity to win two tickets to a Bruins home game and high-five the Bruins players as they exit the locker room. This in-game experience is part of a series of prizes that the Boston Bruins offers as part of its “When You Read, You Score” program. This summer marks the 11th year of the program and the team’s partnership with Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), and the Massachusetts Library System to encourage children and teens to read over the summer months.

“Summer reading is fun, but it’s also an important part of students’ academic success because it helps them avoid the summer slide,” said James Lonergan, MBLC director.

Over 3 million children, teens and adults have participated in summer reading as part of the program. Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara, Brad Marchand and other Bruins players also helped libraries develop Favorite Books of the Boston Bruins (available on mass.gov/libraries), a recommended reading list that includes librarians’ picks for the best hockey books.

To be eligible to win, children (ages 5-7) must have registered for the Southborough Library’s Summer Reading Program and participated in some way. This can either be by picking up the weekly activity packets, tracking books on the Beanstack app, emailing the librarian with book totals or photos from Summer Reading activities, or watching the weekly Facebook Live programs.

All children, regardless of age, who signed up for Summer Reading are eligible to win a signed Bruins puck. A separate drawing will be held for the puck.

To enter, send an email with your child’s name and age to Children’s Librarian Kim Ivers at kivers@southboroughma.com before Saturday, Nov. 14.

All eligible names will be put in a drawing and a winner will be chosen when in-game experiences are able to happen.