McDonald's® Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region Enhance the Ronald McDonald® Summer Library Tour

Third Annual Tour will Include Summer Reading Program at Local Libraries

Jul 16, 2012, 06:00 ET from McDonald's of the Greater Philadelphia Region

PHILADELPHIA, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's® Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region have announced the return of the Ronald McDonald Summer Library Tour.  In an effort to address funding deficits for free libraries in the area, McDonald's has dedicated time and resources to giving back to the community through local libraries. As part of the Tour, Ronald McDonald will attend 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. 

The four participating libraries are:

  • Newark Free Library – Newark, Del.
    July 19, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
  • Lawncrest Branch Library – Philadelphia
    August 6, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
  • Bridgeton Free Public Library – Bridgeton, N.J.    
    August 7, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
  • North Wales Area Library – North Wales, Pa.  
    August 14, 2012, 10:00 a.m.          

In addition to the Tour, more than 100 libraries from across the region are participating in the second annual Ronald McDonald Summer Reading Program, which features the distribution of McDonald's bookmarks to children with memberships to each participating library.  Once 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™.

For more information and event dates, please call the Ronald McDonald Hotline at 215-790-4352.

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Chas Kurtz

SOURCE McDonald's of the Greater Philadelphia Region