2018 Philadelphia Literacy Day
A festival of family fun celebrating Philadelphia as a city of readers, writers and thinkers!
Presented by Tree House Books
In partnership with Read by 4th & the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Saturday, May 12, 2018
FREE event - Rain or Shine
The festivities will kick off at Smith Memorial Playground from 11am – 3pm, as well as a satellite event at the Kimmel Center in Center City. Activities include:
Food & Entertainment:
Guests will enjoy FREE free treats, courtesy of Saxby's, as well as complimentary water ice and philly soft pretzels!
There will be face painting, caricature art, games, poetry walls, prizes, giveaways, balloon artists, author readings, arts & crafts, and more!
Don't miss story time with Mayor Kenney at noon!!!
Special performances by TWO OF A KIND, a musical duo and Philadelphia favorite for families and children of all ages.
The Book Market:
This massive flea market-like book-swap, will be open for all to donate gently used (but beloved) books, and select new books to kick start a summer of reading! For those not looking to swap, we will have book donation boxes around the event.
Guests will be able to visit tables of local organizations to find out about the programs they have to offer year round.
For more information, call Tree House Books at: 215.236.1760, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special thank you to our title partners and our corporate sponsors, including:
1010 Printing Group
Edelman Wealth Management
Equinox Management and Construction
Interface Studio Architects
Mum Mum Cards
Penguin Random House
The Schell Group
Media Partners WXPN and WOGL 98 FM
A special thank you to donors who have donated food, prizes, and other goodies, including The Arden Theater, Philadelphia Union, Wicked Cool Toys, Sesame Street Productions, and Fresh Grocer!
This event is supported by the Philadelphia Public Relations Association and the Philadelphia Mayor's Office.
Sponsoring Philadelphia Literacy Day is a great opportunity to show your organization's commitment to our city's youth. If you would like more information on how you can support a community of Readers, Writers and Thinkers, click here to download our sponsorship brochure!
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