Summer Reading

Summer Reading Program participant at a Blades event

Each summer, an average of 400,000 children, teens, and adults participate in summer library programming. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and supported by the Boston Bruins, the MBLC works with the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) to coordinate the statewide summer library program.  Massachusetts has been part of the national Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) since 2011.

  • All public libraries are eligible to participate.
  • The CSLP is free to all participating libraries, creating connection and collaboration with a larger network of librarians.
  • CSLP offers programs for children, teens, and adults, and discounts for materials, tools, and other incentives.
  • Support for Summer grants allow libraries to get funding for summer reading software and new summer projects.

NEW: Support for Summer

The MBLC wants to help you make summer 2019 the best one yet! We’re offering funding to support your summer library program in two ways - visit the Support for Summer page to find out more and apply for funds.

Boston Bruins Support

The Boston Bruins work with the MBLC and the Massachusetts Library System to increase literacy by encouraging children, teens and adults to participate in statewide summer library programs.

To see what libraries the Bruins have supported through visits and prizes, click here.

For More Information

Celeste Bruno, Communications Director
617-725-1860, x208
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403, x208

Matthew S. Perry, Outreach Coordinator
617-725-1860, x240
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403, x240