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 6th this year 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!
WHAT WE ARE RAISING FOR....
Summer 2018 saw the launch of RPL’s mobile tech vans, taking library programs and services beyond the walls to reach city residents who reside in areas of our city known as “book desserts” that are out of walking distance to any of RPL’s four branches. One exciting mobile youth program is summerSTEAM@RPL focusing on science and critical thinking skills. Another planned activity is bringing computer access and classes to adults residing in the Oakbrook Homes, one of Reading’s income-based public housing complexes. Funds from our Celebrity Bartender event will provide programs like these that will help close our community’s digital and literary divides.