2019-07-02: Bruins mascot Blades joins NH’s ‘A Universe of Stories’ summer reading program2019-07-02T08:59:48-04:00


Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
Twitter: @NHCulture

Bruins mascot Blades joins NH’s
‘A Universe of Stories’ summer reading program

Fresh off his star turn at the Stanley Cup finals, Boston Bruins’ mascot Blades will be making special appearances at four New Hampshire public libraries in conjunction with this year’s summer reading program theme, “A Universe of Stories.”

Astronomers may know two other constellations, Ursa Major (the Big Dipper) and Ursa Minor (the Little Dipper), but Blades is a star that even very young readers can identify. His library visits are a way of showing the importance of reading and the adventures books can provide.

Blades and several Bruins players have developed a list of favorite books, many related to bears and hockey, including “The Bear Snores On,” “Winnie the Pooh,” and “Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet.”

Children registered for the summer reading program at the New Hampshire public libraries Blades will visit will have the opportunity to participate in hockey-related crafts, play Bruins trivia games and have their picture taken with Blades.

Bruins visits to New Hampshire public libraries in 2019 are:

  • Brookline Public Library, July 8, 11 a.m.-noon
  • Kingston Public Library, July 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • James A. Tuttle Library (Antrim), Aug. 5, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Moultonborough Public Library, Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-noon

Summer reading programming can help children stay motivated to read, maintain their skills during summer vacation and help them develop positive attitudes about reading, books and the library. Program participants are encouraged to read whatever materials they like; the goal is to keep reading and enjoying all that literacy offers.

For more information about local visits, contact the public library directly. The Boston Bruins’ summer reading program, “When You Read, You Score,” is presented by Velcro; “A Universe of Stories” is the 2019 Collaborative Summer Library Program facilitated locally by the Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire State Library.

Part of the N.H. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the N.H. State Library promotes excellence in libraries and library services to all New Hampshire residents, by assisting libraries and the people of New Hampshire with rapid access to library and informational resources through the development and coordination of a statewide library/information system; by meeting the informational needs of New Hampshire’s state, county and municipal governments and its libraries; and by serving as a resource for New Hampshire. For more information, visit nh.gov/nhsl.