Philly Families, Get Ready for Reading Promise Week!

By Administrator RSS Wed, October 4, 2023

Reading Promise Week is October 7–15, 2023! Philly’s fourth annual family reading festival is back and bigger than ever. Over 70 free family events are giving away 16,000 children’s books citywide! 

If you haven’t heard, Reading Promise Week is a festival on a mission. Each year, community leaders raise their hands to design and host literacy events for families in their neighborhoods, increasing access to important literacy resources and promoting positive reading habits through joy along the way. 

"Community power is exceptional here in Philadelphia," says Jenny Bogoni, Executive Director of Read by 4th, the lead organizer of Reading Promise Week. "This festival is one of many ways community members are leading the charge to fight the early literacy crisis."

This week is jam-packed with events you won’t want to miss — from book block parties and poetry nights to virtual read-alongs and family workshops — all crafted for the community by the community, all FREE, and all perfect for a child you love.

Explore this year’s Reading Promise Week events on their website!


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