First Lady Lauren Baker and Blades kick off the Boston Bruins PJ Drive at Weymouth Library


February 04, 2022
Celeste Bruno
Communications Director
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First Lady of the Commonwealth Lauren Baker will celebrate the 15th annual Boston Bruins Pajama drive at the Weymouth’s Tufts Library on February 23, 2022, at 10:30am. She will be joined by Bruins mascot Blades for a special story time, craft, and games. Everyone is welcome to wear their PJs to the event and join the fun.  A pajama donation is appreciated but not required to attend.

The Boston Bruins PJ Drive benefits the Wonderfund of Massachusetts and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 5,000 pairs of new pajamas. Many of the pajamas donated go to local Department of Children and Families (DCF) offices, connected through the Wonderfund, to benefit babies, children, and teens. Pajamas will also be given to the organization Cradles to Crayons which is a longtime partner with the Bruins and the PJ Drive.

Bruins forward P.J. Axelsson and his wife, Siw, started the PJ Drive during the Boston Bruins 2007-2008 season as a way to give back to their community. The couple collected 1,600 pairs of pajamas for Cradles to Crayons which connects with social service agencies to identify specific children in need. Libraries from across the state have joined the Drive and collected over 53,000 pairs of pajamas since 2014.

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners works with the Boston Bruins to coordinate library participation in the Drive. The Boston Bruins PJ Drive runs February 1 through March 31. For more information go to

About MBLC

The Board of Library Commissioners ( 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.