2013 Summer Reading
The MBLC has created materials to assist you in promoting your summer reading program. If you have any materials that you've developed that you'd like to share with other librarians, email Celeste Bruno and they'll be posted here.
The MBLC also promotes summer reading through banner ads on social media and in major newspaper online sites and funds the online component of summer reading called ReadsinMa.org.
Statewide summer reading is sponsored by local libraries, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Library System, and the Boston Bruins, with federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
MLS has several online resources with great summer reading tips and information:
Summer Reading ReadsinMA Blog
Boston Bruins Library Visits:
Boston Bruins Visit Application
This application should be used to apply for a Bruins visit during summer 2013. It is due June 12, 2013
Bruins Visit Description and Process
This document lists the requirements, describes what you can expect from a typical visit and has FAQs.
2013 Teen Flyer
This flyer discusses the value of summer reading and may be used with parents and teachers
2013 Teen Flyer Spanish
2013 Children's Flyer
This flyer highlights the benefits of reading over the summer. It may be used with parents and teachers.
From the Boston Bruins:
Blades Read Poster
This ready to print poster features Bruins mascot Blades reading in Wellesley Free Library
Bruins Prize Flyer
This flyer lists the summer reading Bruins prizes by age group
Bruins Book List
Bruins players share their favorite books and librarians share their favorite hockey books
2013 Print Ad
We've designed this black and white ad for use with local print media.
2013 Print Ad
Use this black and white ad in local newspapers