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West Philadelphia Alliance for Children

Who We Are

The West Philadelphia Alliance for Children, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has opened 14 school libraries throughout West Philadelphia: from Cobbs Creek to the Wissahickon, from City Line to MLK Drive. We serve a diverse range of public elementary schools. Each school library is staffed with volunteers and books are supplied through donations. We are the only organization in the city that has been systematically re-opening and staffing school libraries.

What We Do

WePAC re-opens and staffs volunteer-run libraries in Philadelphia public elementary schools. WePAC volunteers can serve in a variety of functions. Library Team Members work together during regular school hours to host library sessions that support in classroom learning. Every session includes a story time and book check out for the students. Library Cataloguers can work behind the scenes and at a variety of school libraries cataloging additions to our collections. Library Buddies, in one-on-one sessions, become reading mentors to students selected by teachers. If you are not sure how you’d like to volunteer with WePAC email and ask to be added to our volunteer council list for special volunteer opportunities.