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The Department of Cultural Resources (DCR) became the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) on July 1, 2017 when its divisions, the State Library, State Arts Council and Division of Historical Resources, merged with the Division of Parks & Recreation and the Division of Forests & Lands, formerly of the now-dissolved Department of Resources & Economic Development. The Film Office joined the Department of Business and Economic Affairs on July 1, 2018.

This website serves as an archive of press releases and other information created by the DCR prior to the formation of the DNCR and continues to serve as an important information resource.

For up-to-date information from the DNCR, visit

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Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
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Bruins mascot Blades will show reading is cool at NH public libraries this summer

Well-loved Boston Bruins mascot Blades will be making a triumphant return to public libraries across New Hampshire this summer as part of the team’s “When You Read, You Score” literacy program.

Each summer, New Hampshire’s public libraries promote summer reading through special programs and activities. This year’s national summer reading program theme, “Build a Better World,” ties in with the Bruins team philosophy, which includes philanthropic activities and community outreach along with fitness and fair play.

Strong supporters of literacy programs, the Bruins have developed a list of their favorite books for readers of all ages and interests, from “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” through “Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet.”

Children registered for the Summer Reading Program at the public libraries where 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 2017 are:

  • Seabrook Public Library, July 11, 1-2 p.m.
  • Richards Free Library (Newport) July 18, 1-2 p.m.
  • william D. Weeks Memorial Library (Lancaster), Aug. 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Barrington Public Library, Aug.8, 1-2 p.m.
  • Nesmith Library (Windham), Aug. 9, 11 a.m. - noon
  • Kilton Public Library (Lebanon), Aug. 15, noon-1 p.m.

For more information about local visits, contact the public library directly.

“When You Read, You Score” is presented by Velcro; “Build a Better World” is facilitated locally by the Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire and nationally by the Collaborative Summer Library Program.

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