Duffy Books In Homes & the Wawa Welcome America Festival

Duffy Books In Homes & the Wawa Welcome America Festival

A Duffy Books in Homes booth will travel throughout the city of Philadelphia as part of the Welcome America festivities.  Free books for children will be available at the booth.  The booth will be found at the following locations:

  • Monday, June 27, 7:00-8:30 pm
    • at the Go 4th & Learn About Science event at Franklin Square, 6th and Race Streets.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2:00 pm
    • Citywide Reading at all 54 Philadelphia Free Libraries
  • Thursday, June 30, 5:00-7:30 pm
    • at the Go 4th & Learn About Music and Culture event at the Mummers Museum, 2nd Street and Washington Avenue.
  • Friday, July 1, 10:00 am-Noon
    • at the Go 4th & Learn About Fitness event at the Smith Memorial Playground, 3500 Reservoir Drive.
  • Saturday, July 2, 10:00 am-Noon
    • at the Go 4th & Learn About History event at The National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street.
  • Sunday, July 3, 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
    • at the Go 4th & Learn Kid Zone at Historic Philadelphia Block Party, The lawn outside the Independence Visitor’s Center, 1 N Independence Mall W
  • Monday, July 4, Noon-5:00 pm
    • at the Go 4th & Learn Kid Zone at Party at the Parkway, 21st and Ben Franklin Parkway.

For children in need who aspire to be successful, Duffy Books in Homes is the community literacy ambassador and educational partner that helps inspire a love of reading.

Duffy Books in Homes has partnered with WaWa Welcome America to provide 10,000 free books to children throughout the Welcome America celebration in Philadelphia. This is the second year that Duffy Books in Homes has participated in the Welcome America festivities.

On Wednesday, June 29, Mayor Jim Kenney will read a book from the Duffy Books in Homes collection to children as part of the Welcome America “Go 4th & Read” program. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Kingsessing Branch, 1201 S. 51st Street.  Mayor Kenney is scheduled to read at 2:00 pm.  The first 100 children at the library will receive a free book.

Duffy Books in Homes addresses the problem of “booklessness” by providing elementary school students who are in need with quality books of their own in an effort to increase literacy skill development and promote a life-long love of reading. Strong, mutually responsive partnerships between private business, community organizations and school districts are facilitated to invest in the future by changing the present.

For more information about Duffy Books in Homes, or to schedule an interview, please contact Jessica Bradbury, 610-416-5345.

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