OUR CELEBRITY BARTENDER EVENT
Local celebrities come together once a year to shake, stir, pour, and entertain during our annual Celebrity Bartender Event to support the work of Reading Public Library. While the actual event will take place on September 12 at Canal Street Pub in Reading, contributions can be made and are encouraged leading up to and following that day. Visit each of our celebrity's pages and learn a bit more about what draws them to support the library! This year’s event is presented by Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center and
WHAT WE ARE RAISING FOR....
Our city’s digital and literary divides continue to be major drivers of inequality and exclusion. Funds from our 2019 Celebrity Bartender event will support digital literacy including new computers for our branches’ youth departments. Many households in Reading are without computers or, if devices are available, without connectivity. Young children prepare for entry into school with help from our early learning computers, preloaded with educational games and activities. School-age children depend on our dedicated children’s computers for schoolwork and projects. Teens use the computers reserved for them not only for school work but to search and apply for part time jobs. Our Celebrities are raising funds for new children’s computers that will continue to empower our city’s youth to reach their full potential.