FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019 9:00AM
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Nonprofit literacy and giving library Tree House Books announces the hiring of new Executive Director Michael Brix. Mr. Brix joins this vibrant and devoted community of readers, writers, and thinkers in our North Philadelphia center. Since 2005 Tree House Books has been committed to increasing literacy through access to books as well as programs designed to promote individual literacy for children, youth, and adults.
Mr. Brix looks to build on the strong foundation Tree House Books has created and further its mission. He states, “ I love books and reading. I see Tree House Books as one of many strong literacy organizations working in Philly. Our strength is truly in the embrace of the community being built here. I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and ownership our neighbors have with this space.” Mr. Brix comes most recently from leadership at the Germantown-based arts education program Yes! And… Collaborative Arts. He lives in Germantown with his family.
Board president Brett Cohen, president and publisher of Quirk Books says of Tree House Books’ direction, “We are excited to have Michael join the Tree House Books team. He has built non-profits from the ground-up. And, is passionate about literacy, community engagement and childhood development. I am confident that his experience and enthusiasm make him the right person to lead Tree House Books into the next phase of our growth.”
Tree House Books gives access to free new and used books through their North Philadelphia headquarters on West Susquehanna Avenue near Temple University. They provide books to schools, community and recreation centers, at events, and through a summer delivery service. Tree House Books promotes literacy in their center through after school programs and in-center visits. They are partners in the Read by 4th campaign and connected throughout the city. This past year, Tree House Books gave away over 81,000 books to low income and underserved kids and families.
With the hiring of Mr. Brix, Tree House Books looks to continue their good work in the North Philadelphia neighborhood as well as grow and sustain programs that promote literacy and community.