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Greater Philadelphia Book Bank - Saturday, February 9, 2002

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  • Bernice.Kaplan@phila.gov
    For Your Information: GREATER PHILADELPHIA BOOK BANK - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2002 On Saturday, February 9, 2002, the Greater Philadelphia Book Bank located at
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      For Your Information:
      GREATER PHILADELPHIA BOOK BANK - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2002

      On Saturday, February 9, 2002, the Greater Philadelphia Book Bank located at 5th & Luzerne Sts. (site of the former Roberto Clemente School), will be open to residents of the Philadelphia area with free books available to all visitors.  Ring the bell three times. Take the elevator to the 6th floor.
      Hours of Operation will be 10am-3pm.

      There is a story-telling program scheduled for the young visitors at the Book Bank on Saturday, February 9th.  This story telling hour  is sponsored monthly by PHILADELPHIA READS and begins at 11am.  All young readers are invited to attend this program.  However, they must be with an adult when visiting the Book Bank.
      During Saturday operations, educators and program representatives must have the proper identification and should complete their book selection before 1:00pm.

      The Greater Philadelphia Book Bank welcomes group visits to the facility (Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am-1pm).  Participants of these visits to the Book Bank are allowed to select a quantity of free books for their personal collections.  To schedule a group visit call 215-227-2570.
      Teachers, educators, community groups & churches with Identification Only are invited to visit the Book Bank on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-3pm.  The General Public can visit the Book Bank on Thursdays from 10am-3pm.  There is a 20 Book Limit for the General Public on Thursdays.

      The Book Bank can always use volunteers (students & adults).  For further information, call Clarence Smith or Bob Duffy at 215-227-2570.  

      (FYI:The Greater Philadelphia Book Bank was founded by The King of Prussia Rotary Club and has been continued under the direction of a handful of dedicated volunteers and a Board of Directors with President Bob Graves of the King of Prussia Rotary Club.  The program has been at its present location since 1997 distributing books to teachers from public, parochial, private & charter schools.  They have also supplied books to church groups, day care centers, prisons and any non-profit group with a reading program -- All Free of Charge).  The Greater Philadelphia Book Bank draws its only funds from a donation box at the check out counter.)

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