Tag Archives: literacy

Laundromat Library League

LaundromatLibraryLeague.org 100 W Virginia Avenue, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380 Contact:  Lois Lamond or Mary Ann Schwab, (610) 383-7957,loisreads@comcast.net The Laundromat Library League seeks to encourage children’s literacy at a fundamental level with free books. It is a small but important link in a support network to encourage livelong learning. The LLL places “Library Boxes” in laundromats and occasional other sites. A deliverer monitors these twice a month and, when needed, delivers a bag of replacement books to refresh the box. Our Goal is to make books available to children who have little or no access to books at home. We have created […]


Philadelphia Reads

Philadelphia Reads 325 Chestnut Street Phila., PA 19106 Contact: Adrienne Jacoby, Executive Director; ajacoby@philareads.org Tara McCoy, Program Director  tmccoy@philareads.org.  215.279.7450 x12   The Philadelphia Reads’ mission is to build a city of readers by providing hands-on and philanthropic opportunities for businesses, corporations, church, youth and community groups and individuals to strengthen the literacy skills of Philadelphia school children. Our goal is to help Philadelphia students in under-resourced schools build literacy skills and achieve reading proficiency by grade four. Volunteer Opportunity:  Host A Children’s Book Drive We’re recruiting companies, community groups, youth groups and individuals to host a children’s book drive to stock the […]


Developing Libraries in Sub-Saharan Africa

African Library Project www.africanlibraryproject.org When you are a teen and first learning about the challenges facing Africa, what can you do to make things better? Bar and Bat Mitzvahs from all over the U.S. have channeled their compassion into starting libraries in Africa as their mitzvah project. They each committed to collect 1000 books and $500 to start a library in sub-Saharan Africa with the African Library Project (ALP). ALP promotes literacy and education in sub-Saharan Africa through developing libraries in schools and villages without access to books. By helping Americans start community libraries with African partners, ALP works to […]