In the News
Reading Olympics - Philadelphia's largest reading competition- was highlighted in a news spot on Fox 29.
Dow Chemical corporate volunteers - participants in the Power Partners Program, treated their students from the Francis Scott Key School to a fantastic trip to The Kimmel Center to visit the Time Machine exhibit. Students also enjoyed a story -- read by HH Dowbot the Dow Robot!
Philly.com captured the story of how a young girl's letter brought Mayor Nutter to her school for a belated Read Across America Celebration. Watch the coverage here.
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An award-winning summer literacy curriculum that provides students with meaningful, fun experiences that build literacy skills, develop a love of reading, and increase motivation to read.
Teachers in public schools, day care centers and other educational sites in Philadelphia are invited to select free books for their classroom libraries. Target is the generous 2012 - 2013 Corporate Sponsor of the Book Bank.
We're pleased to announce that Wawa is the Lead Corporate Sponsor of 2013 Reading Olympics! Check out photos of the competitions and the volunteers our Facebook Page.
The Book Bank is closed for teachers for the 2012 -2013 school year. We will reopen for teachers in the Fall of 2013.
We are continuing to accept book donations, as we prepare for the new school year!
2013 Philadelphia Reading Olympics
A Huge Thank You to Penn Museum and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's Groundswell Initiative for collecting books for our Book Bank. Stay tuned for the final number of books collected!
2013 Read Across America Day Celebration on March 5 at Spring Garden Elementary School
Thank you to our generous Lead Sponsor US Airways