Boston Bruins' Signed Jersey
Fiske Library Earns Bruins’ signed jersey as part of Summer Challenge
Fiske Public Library is one of a select group libraries in Massachusetts to receive Boston Bruins prizes for their outstanding participation in the first ever First Lady of the Commonwealth and Blades Summer Reading Challenge. Elizabeth Nadow, Children’s Librarian, was excited to be a prize winner. “Our library users worked hard this summer to reach our goal, and this prize is a testament to their hard work reading.”
The library will use the jersey as a raffle prize during our PJ drive this winter. For each pair of new PJ’s that our patrons donate they will receive a raffle coupon for the jersey! Each winter we collect new PJ’s in partnership with the Boston Bruins for children living in homeless or low-income situations in Massachusetts.
The Boston Bruins and First Lady Lauren Baker teamed up for the challenge this year as a way to keep residents involved with their library’s summer reading program during a time when library buildings were closed because of COVID-19. In total, challenge participants read over 11,000 books and over 1.7 million minutes.
“Summer reading is fun, but it’s also an important part of students’ academic success because it helps them avoid the summer slide,” said James Lonergan, MBLC Director. Kids who read just four books over the summer do better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books over the summer.
In 2019, more than 500,000 people participated in statewide summer reading programs in libraries across the Commonwealth. Massachusetts has offered statewide online summer reading programs since 2007. To learn more about the benefits of summer reading, please visit mass.gov/libraries. The statewide Summer Library Program is made possible through federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Pajama Drive !
Shopping for the holidays? Please consider picking up a pair of new pajamas for our annual PJ drive. Once again we will be collecting PJ's for homeless and low income children and teens in Massachusetts in partnership with the Boston Bruins until March 15, 2021.
This year, as part of the PJ Drive we will be raffling off the Bruins’ signed jersey awarded for outstanding participation in the first ever First Lady of the Commonwealth and Blades Summer Reading Challenge.
Drop off your PJ's during curbside pickup or leave your name and phone number with the PJ's and we will enter your name in the raffle to win the signed Bruins Jersey. One raffle ticket for each pair donated. The more PJ's you donate the more raffle tickets you will receive!! Thank You
Something New to Try at the Fiske Library!!
Are you looking for a new outdoor hobby? Something to do alone or with your kids while social distancing? How about geocaching which is the world's largest treasure hunt? Visit geocaching.com to watch an instructional video, download a free app, then put on your sneakers and enjoy! Guess what?? You can find your first cache at Fiske Public Library! Come find our Bibliocache! Reason why you may want to try to find it: You'll find that discovery, exploration and adventure still exist in the real world. It gets you outside! It's a great way to stay healthy while having fun. It's fun for the whole family. You'll discover places you never knew existed right in your own neighborhood. You will have stories to last a lifetime. Enjoy and share!!
Ukulele Sing-Along with Miss Liz can now be found on its own page under Children & Teens. Click here to view all of Miss Liz's "Happy Song Sing-Alongs"!