Philadelphia Literacy Day
11:00 am11:00

Philadelphia Literacy Day

  • Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse

Join Tree House Books for our First Annual...


Celebrate Philadelphia as a city of Readers, Writers and Thinkers!

Tell us you're coming! RSVP Here 

Friday Night

Join us for one of our kick-off events on May 12th!

1. Game Night at Tree House Books: Come on over to 1430 W. Susquehanna Ave for Bingo, board games and other family fun to kick off a weekend of Philadelphia Literacy! With refreshments and prizes, it's sure to be a great start to the Philadelphia Literacy weekend.

2. Happy Hour Fundraiser at Llama Tooth: For those older readers and writers, join us at Llama Tooth at 1033 Spring Garden Street for a Tree House Books sponsored Happy Hour. A great way to support Tree House Books and enjoy your Friday evening!

Saturday Afternoon

On May 13th from 11-3 come out to Smith for the signature event!

1. Join us at Smith Memorial Playground, 3500 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121: Refreshments, free literacy resources, character artists, live music, poetry walls, and a large-scale book market filled with lots of free books-- we've got something for the whole family! Come for the free water ice and pretzels but stay for one of our four storytimes-- can you think of a better way to celebrate Philadelphia Literacy?

2.  Fun at the Kimmel Center:  If you're in the area, stop by the Kimmel Center from 11-3 for our mini book market and other fun activities.  Storytime on the stage in the Commonwealth Plaza starts at 12:30!



Huge Thanks to our Sponsors!


Program Sponsors

The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts

Read by Fourth

Spells Writing Lab


Diamond Sponsor


Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsors

Mum Mum Cards

Penn Medicine 

Read by 4th


Bronze Sponsors

Connect Me Voice

Home Source Mortgage Corporation

Independence Beer Garden

Lamatek, Inc.

Window Nation


Video Sponsor

Independence Media


Book Market Sponsors

Soho Press

Running Press


Signage Sponsor

Lamatek, Inc.

Promotional & Exhibiting Partners

Words at Play

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Radical Readers

Books in Homes, USA

The Fresh Grocer

Baby Word Play

Read By Fourth

Spells Writing Lab

The Wagner Institute 

Action for Early Learning at Drexel


Summer Book Distribution Packing
11:00 am11:00

Summer Book Distribution Packing

Tree House Books is giving out 15,000 books to kids that attend Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Summer Camps this year! In order to successful provide all of these books we need as much jelp as we can get on April 29th, to pack up these books. Come join us for an afternoon of volunteering at Tree House Books! We are so excited to see you.

Email for more information or to get invovled!

Community Focus Group- Read by Fourth
5:00 pm17:00

Community Focus Group- Read by Fourth

Read by Fourth is hosting a focus group to get your opinion on the importance of school attendance in Philadelphia. Every attendee will get a $5 gift card to Wawa and be in a raffle to get a $30 VISA! Contact to RSVP.

Earth Day Celebration
1:00 pm13:00

Earth Day Celebration

Join us from 1-4 pm on Saturday, April 22nd to Celebrate Earth Day, Tree House Books Style. Come out to help us with our garden while also enjoying a cook out, story time, music, crafts, and more! Give us a call if you plan to come by! 215-236-1760

Family Movie Night- Moana
5:00 pm17:00

Family Movie Night- Moana

Come join us for a Family Movie night in your Pjs as we watch Moana! Some snacks will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own! Don't forget your pillows and blankets too! We will be watching Moana. Give us a call if you plan to come by: 215-236-1760

5:00 pm17:00

Tree House Books Open House - Join us on February 23!

Come get a little taste for yourself at Tree House Books' Open House!

Join us as we open our doors at Book Camp for everyone to experience and enjoy! Friends, Families, Community -- anyone that is curious about how our Tree House kids grow to become expert readers, creative writers, and free thinkers -- we welcome you! Light refreshments will be served.

2016 Winter Wonderland Celebration
6:00 pm18:00

2016 Winter Wonderland Celebration

  • 1430 West Susquehanna Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19121 United States

Join us for a special neighborhood holiday gathering, celebrating books and a wonderful year together!  This free event will include hot chocolate and treats, games, crafts, holiday sing along, storytime....and every child will leave with a bag of books and treats!

Tree House Book’s Annual Life with Books Fundraiser
6:00 pm18:00

Tree House Book’s Annual Life with Books Fundraiser


On this special evening, community leaders and active activists will come together to celebrate and support the  work and mission of Tree House Books to grow and sustain a community of readers, writers and thinkers in Philadelphia.