DATE: March 01, 2011
Bruins Reading Prizes Awarded
In February, young readers across the Commonwealth received Bruins prizes based on their participation in the statewide summer reading programs at public libraries. “It was great to receive the prizes during what has been an outstanding season for the Bruins. The kids are really excited and it encourages them to want to read more,” said one librarian.
The Bruins began partnering with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and the Massachusetts Library System two years ago. Together the organizations have developed "When you read, you score" that works with the MBLC and Regional Library Systems' existing summer reading programs to encourage children and teens to read a variety of books over the summer - including those recommended by Bruins Milan Lucic, Mark Recchi, Michael Ryder, Mark Stuart, Tim Thomas- and offers participants the chance to win various Boston Bruins prizes.
Librarians from across the state were asked to submit names for the random drawing conducted by the Massachusetts Library System. In all, 27 children and teens received Bruins prizes. Ryan Oxner, age 6, from Kingston Public Library was one of the lucky winners of a Marc Savard autographed Bruins jerseys. Ryan’s mom said, “He was so excited, he told his grandmother that he got it just for reading and that he loved reading.”
The Bruins’ financial support of the statewide summer reading program, along with funding from the MBLC and the Massachusetts Library System, has allowed libraries to receive summer reading materials at no cost to the local library.
Complete list of winners
Winners of Milan Lucic autographed puck:
|Julia Holmgren||7||Mindy Hackner||Milne Public Library, Williamstown|
|Dylan Belchoir||7||Teresa Mirra||Lakeville Public Library|
|Ryan Fahey||5||Christine Dargelis||Middleboro Public Library|
|Charles Anderson||7||Candy Cross||Wheeler Memorial Library|
|Rebecca Moglin||7||Diane Caruso||Southwick Public Library|
|John Medaglia||8||Cathy Livingston||Oxford Public Library|
|Owen Walkowicz||8||Kelly Daniels||Sunderland Public LIbrary|
|Meghan King||9||Vickie Dawson||Berkley Public Library|
|Kito Ntchobo||10||Carol Bender||Peabody Institute Library, Peabody|
|Thomas Doerr||11||Patricia Joubert||Berlin Public Library|
|Meghan MacAskill||13||Caitlin McKeon||Bolton Public Library|
|Julia Moores||14||Andrea Ingala||Norfolk Town Library|
|Grace Azzarito||12||Alissa Lauzon||Haverhill Public Library|
|Rebecca Towne||15||Meg Clancy||South Hadley Public Library|
|Kendra Lim||13||Dipti Mehta||Stoughton Public Library|
Winners of Marc Savard autographed jersey:
|Joseph Boisvert||9||Debra J. Young||Uxbridge Public Library|
|Spencer Orofino||5||Anne Vantran||East Bridgewater Public Library|
|Ryan Oxner||6||Stephanie Legg||Kingston Public Library|
|Christopher Boucher||11||Ellen Van Dalinda||Parlin Memorial Library, Everett|
|Cedar Noonan||8||Betty Johnson||Colrain Public Library|
|Luke Beckstein||8||Connie Spickler||Tyngsborough Public Library|
|Katherine Miner||13||Kelly Daniels||Baker Sunderland Public Library|
|James Mauer, Jr.||15||Elaine Wrubel||Wilbraham Public Library|
|Allison Quinn||13||Vickie Dawson||Berkley Public Library|
Grand Prize winners:
|Nicholas Lang||7||Elaine Wrubel||Wilbraham Public Library|
|Owen Maguire||8||Beth Coughlin||Swampscott Public Library|
|Troy Rood||14||Lisa Fuller||Plumb Memorial Library, Rochester|
Click here for a list of reading recommendations from Bruins players.
The Board of Library Commissioners (mass.gov/mblc) is the agency of state government with the statutory authority and responsibility to organize, develop, coordinate and improve library services throughout the Commonwealth. The Board advises municipalities and library trustees on the operation and maintenance of public libraries, including construction and renovation. It administers state and federal grant programs for libraries and promotes cooperation among all types of libraries through regional library systems and automated resource sharing. It also works to ensure that all residents of the Commonwealth, regardless of their geographic location, social or economic status, age, level of physical or intellectual ability or cultural background, have access to essential new electronic information technologies and significant electronic databases.