Philadelphia nonprofit WePAC is using donations and volunteers to reopen elementary school libraries that fell to budget cuts.
"Reading is fundamental. And studies show that by fourth grade, children who can't read at their grade level are at greater risk of dropping out of high school. That's why the nonprofit West Philadelphia Alliance for Children, known as WePAC, is helping to reopen shuttered elementary school libraries. Students at Andrew Hamilton School in West Philadelphia haven't had access to the school's library books for 10 years. Now, the K-8 elementary school's library is fully stocked and open once a week, thanks to WePAC volunteers." -- Sara Hoover, NewsWorks.org