Youth Summer Reading Initiative
Mission & Vision
The Youth Summer Reading Program offers Berks County’s schools, libraries and local organizations the materials needed to start their own, or add to their existing, summer reading program. A summer book choice, discussion topics based on the book of choice, social media engagement plan & volunteers are offered at no charge through the generous donations of community members, businesses, the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance and Women2Women.
The program aims to encourage more children to read age appropriate literature, enjoy what they are reading and continue to read. Each child will receive his or her own copy of the summer book to start their own library.
- 1200 Books Donated
- 29 Organizations Reached
- $7000 Raised!
- 1000 Books Donated
- 20 Organizations Reached
- $5000 Raised!
Berks Technical Institute
Bethany Children's Home
Boone Area Library
Boyertown Community Library
Brandywine Community Library
City Lights Ministry Summer Program
Girl Scouts of Eastern PA
Kutztown Community Library
Latina Initiative - The Book Club
Literacy Council - Cops & Kids
Mentors for Berks Youth
Mifflin Community Library
Reading Public Library - Northeast Branch
Oley Valley Community Library
Olivet’s Boys & Girls Club
Olivet’s 21st Century Program
Reading Public Museum STEM camp
Reading Recreation Commission
Schuylkill Valley Community Library
Spring Township Library
Reading Public Library - Main Children's
Reading Public Library - Southeast Branch (Pizza & Pages)
Wernersville Public Library
Thank you to ALL our generous donors & volunteers!
Interested in being a reading site for Summer 2019? Email Rachael Romig