Crowds gather at the new Hamilton Elementary School library. (Credit: WePAC)

West Philly Grade School Gets Library For First Time In Decade

It’s been ten years since the Hamilton Elementary School at 57th and Spruce Streets had a library.


Athletes at St. Joe's spent MLK Day building "Little Free Libraries." (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

St. Joe’s Athletes Build Tiny Libraries For MLK Day

Members of the St. Joe’s golf and rowing teams are spending the day building little libraries.


(Kindergarteners get books at a West Philadelphia school library manned by WePAC volunteers.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Gamechangers: West Philadelphia Alliance for Children

CBS Philly celebrates Black History Month with these profiles of notable Philadelphia “gamechangers,” making a difference in the lives of the city’s African-Americans.


Volunteer and children's author, Becky Birtha, reading one of her books, "Grandmama's Pride", to the students at Longstreth Elementary (in the Southwest).  WePAC opened the library at Longstreth this past October, after having been closed for over 10 years. (Credit: WePAC)

West Philadelphia Students Get Special Visits During National Library Week

The West Philadelphia Alliance for Children is bringing more than 30 authors, illustrators, and local celebrities to visit eleven area schools this week.


(A ribbon is cut to mark the reopening of the Heston School library in West Philadelphia.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

A West Philadelphia Public School Gets a Better Library, Thanks To Literacy Group

The head of the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (“WePAC”) says his organization has stepped up by donating books to the Heston Elementary School and providing provide volunteers to man the library and read to students.