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Philadelphia READS

1721 Spruce Street

First Floor Front

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tel: 215-279-7450

© 2018 PR

 Providing Books 
 Cultivating Readers 
 Engaging Community 

The mission of Philadelphia READS is to provide access to books and to offer community programs to

foster a love of reading and increase literacy in Philadelphia.

We provide new and gently used books to children and families, teachers, schools, and other nonprofit partners.

We generate excitement and increase awareness by partnering with families, volunteers, schools, faith-based organizations, corporations, nonprofits, government, and the entire community!  

We offer literacy and support programs for children & families across the city.

Many thanks to all of our donors and volunteers who helped to make the following possible last year:  

 2017-2018 impact overview 

Jacoby Book Bank

  • 100K Books & Supplies Annually Collected & Distributed

  • 350 Educator Members

  • 10,500 Students Benefited

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Power Partners

  • 460 Student Participants

  • 20 Classes

  • 19 Organizations 

  • .73 Years Growth in Reading Levels


Reading Olympics

  • 1,619 Student Participants

  • 147 Teams

  • 83 Schools

  • 163 Volunteers

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Summer READS

  • 4-Week Literacy Camp

  • 11 Site Locations

  • 100% Students Avoided Summer Slide

  • 43% Participants Grew in Reading Levels

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