A West Philadelphia Public School Gets a Better Library, Thanks To Literacy Group « CBS Philly.

By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A West Philadelphia children’s literacy advocacy group today reopened the library at the Edward Heston Elementary School.

The organization is tackling the literacy problem in West Philadelphia one library at a time.

“We really, really wanted to get a full range of participation with the library,” says Hestonprincipal Icilyn Wilson-Greene.  She says it’s been years since the school has been fully open for children to come in and check out books.

“With the budget cuts and our lack of opportunity to get someone full-time to work here, it was only open on a limited basis for children to come in,” she tells KYW Newsradio.

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