Celebrate the Boston Bruins’ PJ Drive with us on Wednesday, March 4th by wearing your pajamas at our regularly scheduled story times!
Tots and Tales @11 am
Pajama Story Time @6:30 pm
Can’t come to Story Time? Feel free to visit in your pajamas anytime that day!
We will be collecting NEW pajamas for babies, children and teens for the Annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive until March 15th!
The Boston Bruins PJ Drive benefits the Wonderfund of MA and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 13,000 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. DCF estimates that at any given time the agency is working with 53,000 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 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. Last year, libraries from across the Commonwealth collected 13,022 new pairs of pajamas, a new record for the drive. In total, over 20,000 pairs of pajamas were collected by 251 groups, 136 of which were libraries.
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners works with the Boston Bruins to coordinate library participation in the drive. Libraries from around the state use the Massachusetts Library System’s delivery service, typically used to send books and other library materials, to send their PJs to area collection locations which increases libraries’ ability to participate in the drive.
For questions and further information, please contact the Youth Services Department, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.