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As recently as 25 years ago, every public school in Philadelphia had a professional librarian working in the school library. Now fewer than 10% of Philadelphia’s public schools have a librarian on staff, and nearly all work in high schools. Our organization, WePAC, renovates and opens closed elementary school libraries and provides trained volunteers to staff and run the libraries every week.  We are committed to serving our severely resource-depleted traditional public schools and only operate in schools where funding for paid staff has been eliminated.

We are a finalist for a $10,000 grant that will allow us to open a new library this year and hope you will help us win. You can vote by doing the following:

1. Click and “like” this page: http://bit.ly/1kSVdeY

2. Then click “View Entries”

3. Click on WePAC and cast your vote!

4. Share this post with your friends! You can vote every day until June 21st!

Kids in all communities need to learn to read, today. Help us bring a whole library full of excellent books to the kids in our community! Vote for WePAC today to bring this critical resource to our children in Philadelphia.