Caps Players Were Asked for Book Recs for Their New Little Free Library. Here’s What They Picked.

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The Caps have set up a Little Free Library at their practice facility, the MedStar Capitals IcePlex, in Arlington.

Today, the Washington Capitals launched a Little Free Library at their Arlington practice facility, where they stocked the book-sharing box with both hockey-themed titles (think: Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet by Matt Napier, and Ken Dryden’s Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey), as well as picks from Caps players themselves.

In advance of the launch, players were asked for their suggestions, including their favorite books and recent reads—and the list of recommendations offers a fun peek into the minds of some of DC’s favorite hockey players. Here’s what they picked: 

The Caps, according to a press release, are the first NHL team to have a Little Free Library—the box was painted by DC artist Taylor Kampa Olson. The initiative is an extension of the organization’s new Caps in School Reading Program, which encourages elementary-school students to read more as part of their daily routine. As is the practice of Little Free Libraries, fans are invited to stop by the practice facility to grab a book and encouraged to leave another when they can. 

Amy Moeller

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Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.

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