It warms my heart that our Children’s Book Share boxes are being enjoyed throughout our 24 local business locations throughout Berks County. My 5 year old son and I just made our first complete rounds visiting each of the boxes to refill them, clean them up a bit, and visit the awesome owners at each […]
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Now that our book share project is finally wrapped up, we are back to member missions! For our March Member Mission, we will be collecting used suitcases/travel bags for Threads of Change for our local foster kids. I honestly never stopped to think about it, but there are local foster kids who are in search […]
We did it! With the help of our entire community! From our parents with children who gave us the confidence to pull this project off to our amazing business owners who sponsored our project and of course the business owners who excitedly agreed to be a Children’s Book Share Location! Together we did it! The […]
Our team at Do It Local & Teachers in the Parks couldn’t be more excited to announce that the last 12 Berks Real Estate weekly boxes have been power washed, scrubbed, and are ready for decals thanks to our local farmer who pressure washes his farm all year long over at Wingswept Acres! If you […]
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We absolutely love the random messages from parents whose children are loving the Book Share Boxes! Here are a few: “Thank you for giving these books a second life! We hope other families love them as much as we have!” “Thank you for giving our family something to do each month! We make a game […]
It’s official thanks to amazing local sponsors, we have set up our first 5 Book Share Boxes around Berks County! Children of all ages will find free books in our re-purposed “Berks Real Estate Weekly” boxes at: Sweet Ride Ice Cream in West Reading Thanks to Katie Broskey, Realtor – Keller Williams The Works Complex […]
Berks County Readers Kids Book Share Update! Take a Free Book Donate Old Books Thanks to our friends at Homecare Solutions, we now have cleaned the old Berks Real Estate Weekly Boxes and are ready to design and print our own stickers so that we can get these boxes set up around town! In the […]
We are continuing our Do It Local Member Missions this summer with a Childrens’ Book Share collaboration program with Teachers in the Parks! Our community is invited to get involved in these 3 simple ways!! Donate old (or new) Childrens’ Books in our boxes that are popping up around town at local business partners! You […]
Do you have a personal connection to cancer? Do you want to be a part of ending this dreadful disease? Are you interested in giving back to your community? The American Cancer Society provides a multitude of services to local cancer patients, caregivers and families touched by cancer in Berks County.
The Summer Zone unofficially started in 2015. Two teachers from Governor Mifflin Intermediate School, Damien Drago and Nick Blatt, offered fun summer learning opportunities over several weeks that summer. They had about a dozen students who came to learn math skills through games and other activities. After the success of their individual program, they partnered […]
Cocktails and Classics is one of Reading Public Library’s premier fundraising events. While attending I had a chance to chat with Colin Waszkiewicz, Owner of the W Financial Group. Besides running his business, Waszkiewicz is a dedicated volunteer at the Reading Public Library.