Tree House Books in City Paper! Can volunteer effort help keep school libraries open?

Tree House Books is in the news again!  The article featured in City Paper – Can volunteer effort help keep school libraries open? by Samantha Melamend talks about a volunteer effort that is being headed by Tree House Books’ After School Coordinator, Lauren Macaluso Popp.  She along with a team of volunteers from Temple University are organizing and putting together a school library for Duckrey Elementary School which is only around the corner from Tree House Books.  This year, Duckrey’s school population grew from 280 to 590 students when the closure of a neighboring school forced a merger.  And Duckrey hasn’t had a school library in over 8 years.

I have been involved with Tree House Books for over 5 years now.  This is the type of work that I hope Tree House Books can continue to do with the support from our community.  If you would like more information on how you can help Tree House Books, please feel free to contact me.  You can also make a donation online here.

BOOK SMART: Temple student MaryKate Higgins (left) and Tree House Books after-school coordinator Lauren Macaluso Popp organized volunteers to get the library at the Tanner Duckrey School into working order. Photo courtesy of City Paper.