McDonald's® Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region Donate $1,000 to Local Libraries through the Ronald McDonald® Summer Library Tour Fifth Annual Tour will Include Guest Readers and Ronald McDonald's "Book Time" Show
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's® Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region have announced the return of the Ronald McDonald Summer Library Tour. In an effort to support local libraries and encourage summer reading, McDonald's has dedicated time and resources to giving back to the community. As part of the tour, Ronald McDonald will visit four area libraries to perform his "It's Book Time with Ronald" show and make $1,000 donations to the children's sections of the libraries.
In addition to the tour, more than 160 libraries from across the region are participating in the annual Ronald McDonald Summer Reading Program, which features the distribution of McDonald's bookmarks to children with memberships to each participating library. When a child has read 10 books over the course of the summer, they will be able to take the bookmark to their local McDonald's to redeem it for a free Happy Meal™.
"Helping the young people of our communities is important to all of us, which is why McDonald's encourages children to read and value books," said John Durante, President, McDonald's Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region Owner/Operator Association, "We are thrilled that so many local libraries are collaborating with us and participating in both our Summer Reading Program and Summer Library Tour." The tour will also include special guest readers from the community.
This year's library tour stops include:
- Torresdale Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia – Philadelphia
August 8, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
- Wilmington Public Library – Wilmington, Del
August 20, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
- Mullica Hill Library – Mullica Hill, N.J.
August 22, 2014, 10:30 a.m.
- Upper Merion Township Library – King of Prussia, Pa
August 26, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
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