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Reading Public Library Receives $100,000 to Support Youth Services

Reading, Pa – Friday, August 27, 2021 – Reading Public Library has again received a $100,000 grant from the Cameron Schrier Foundation as part of a multi-year commitment totaling $200,000.  The grant will support the positions of Children’s Library Manager and Teen Loft Coordinator at RPL’s Main Library, ensuring the continuation of award-winning youth programming and community outreach.

The Cameron Schrier Foundation, a private grantmaking foundation established in 2006 and based in San Francisco, CA, supports non-profit organizations in the U.S. and South Africa. As stated on the Foundation’s website, “The Foundation works to develop young leaders, promote education equity, help communities in need, and encourage informed public discourse and an active civil society.”

Cecily Cameron, Foundation Co-Founder, stated, “The work of Reading Public Library aligns with every facet of our Foundation’s mission. We’re pleased to be able to support the retention of qualified, committed professionals who excel at providing fun and engaging literacy, STEM and cultural programs for the young people of my hometown.”

Ms. Cameron and her family are longtime friends of RPL. Her mother, Sherry Cameron, is a member of the library’s Board of Trustees.

Details on virtual and in-person youth programming at all four Reading Public Library branches can be found at http://readingpubliclibrary.org/calendar/ .

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