McDonald's® Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region Supports Local Libraries through the Ronald McDonald® Summer Library Tour with Donation

Sixth Annual Tour will Include Guest Readers and Ronald McDonald's "Book Time" Show

Aug 18, 2015, 06:00 ET from McDonald's USA, LLC

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's® Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region have announced the return of the Ronald McDonald Summer Library Tour. As part of a continued effort to support local libraries by encouraging children to respect and value reading, McDonald's is giving back through the Ronald McDonald® Library Tour. As part of the tour, Ronald McDonald will visit four libraries throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region to perform his "It's Book Time with Ronald" show and while local Owner/Operators make $1,000 donations to the children's sections of each library.

"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:

  • Royersford Free Public Library – Royersford, PA
    August 18, 2015, 10:30 a.m.
  • Kent County Public Library – Dover, DE
    August 19, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
  • Independence Branch Library – Philadelphia, PA
    August 27, 2015, 10:30 a.m.
  • Cherry Hill Public Library – Cherry Hill, NJ
    August 28, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

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 their local 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 and redeem it for a free Happy Meal™.

For more information on the Ronald McDonald Summer Library Tour or Summer Reading Program, please call Tom Cristino at 215-790-4358.

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Tom Cristino