Philadelphia nonprofit fighting back against public library closures with community book drive and plan for pop-up libraries in poor neighborhoods.
"Budget cuts have shuttered libraries at many of Philadelphia top public schools. And when a South Philadelphia nonprofit heard the news, it took action. 'Mighty Writers' teaches kids how to think and write clearly through after-school programs and mentorships. So it’s no surprise that news of more public schools closing their libraries shocked the group to its core. Executive director Tim Whitaker says literacy and reading are big parts of their focus, so they wanted to do something to ease the burden. 'We decided to create a book drive where we ask people to bring us their books and we would distribute them to the kids in pop-up libraries all around the city,' says Whitaker." -- Cherri Gregg, CBS Philly local