Leroy’s Barber Shop will host the Community Book Depots on Lancaster Avenue launch on Thursday, October 5. The depots are the result of a collaboration between West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning (AFEL), (a partnership between Drexel University and People’s Emergency Center), along with Philadelphia Reads, Read by 4th and West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood. A modification of the “tiny libraries” that have become a literacy trend, people are encouraged to keep the books they pick up and read together as a family. Thirty neighborhood-oriented stores along Lancaster Avenue have opened space for a crate full of books inside their stores. The launch of the Community Book Depots will include presentation, a book demo, and a celebration of a diverse and committed community coming together to bolster early childhood literacy for all.
When: Thursday, October 5th, 11:00am
Where: Leroy’s Barber Shop; 4123 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia PA 19104
- Invested neighbors of diverse backgrounds excited to encourage literacy for children
- Autumn decorations and a classic barber shop
- Short presentations from partner organizations
- Resources available for neighbors
Contact: Trish Downey, PEC at 267-777-5811; 267-334-5778; firstname.lastname@example.org