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“The public library has always been a central part of my life; even before I learned how to read! I want every child in our community to also have the opportunity to explore the world through the library doors.”

Sen. Schwank

“Libraries are one of the core institutions in any vibrant community, and so it only makes sense to invest in Reading’s public libraries as part of a larger commitment to the city’s growth and revitalization.”

Bill Blumer

“The Reading Public Library, and libraries in general, are an important asset to our community! Growing up, my family made weekly trips to our local library. I couldn’t wait to open a new book and be taken on a literary adventure. And today’s libraries are even better! They have it all: books, movies, cds, audio books, games and so much more!”

Robyn Jones

“Our community does an outstanding job supporting local causes. I am proud to be associated with the Reading Public Library in their effort towards youth programs.”

Chris Phillips

Join us at Canal Street Pub on Thursday, September 8th from 5 to 8 pm when our Celebrity Bartenders, State Senator Judy Schwank, Bill Blumer, Robyn Jones and Chris Phillips, will shake, stir, pour and entertain.

Can’t attend? Please help us add toddler book nooks to our branch libraries by making your donation here.