Philadelphia Literacy Day

  • Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Drive Philadelphia, PA, 19121 United States

Join Tree House Books for our First Annual...


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

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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