Free Library Foundation Community Impact Awards

Thursday May 4, 2023 By Barbershop Books

Graphic with writing. Text reads Free community of philadelphia community impact awards early childhood literacy

We are excited to announce that Barbershop Books will be honored at the inaugural Free Library Foundation Community Impact Awards !

Thank you to the Free Library of Philadelphia for acknowledging our work in early childhood literacy! We would also like to congratulate the other honorees including: the African American Children’s Book Project, Joyful Readers, Philibros, Read to Succeed Philadelphia, and Reading Allowed.

As one of the most wide-reaching civic and cultural institutions in Philadelphia, the Free Library and the Free Library Foundation are uniquely positioned to identify and honor those making a difference, through philanthropy and through direct service. This year’s awards will honor those making an impact in Early Childhood Literacy.

“The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is thrilled to honor local organizations and individuals who share our commitment to advancing literacy and have taken creative and unique steps to do so in their communities,” said Shara Pollie, Executive Vice President of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation. “The Community Impact Awards will be held annually to recognize those who are making our city stronger by enriching the lives of Philadelphians – in ways that align with the Library’s mission. We are very excited to be launching this annual event with the extraordinary honorees that have been selected for this year’s ceremony.”

The Foundation will host a reception including cocktails, dinner, and music on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. Ticket sales further support the Free Library’s mission to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity for Philadelphians of all ages.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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