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32 Children’s Book Share Locations in Berks

By Do It Local

Nov 10, 2020

There’s nothing quite like curling up under a blanket reading a good book! Thanks to our amazing sponsors and donors, we are able to ensure that our local kids have plenty of books available to take home to enjoy! Over the past few months, our Book Boxes were used … a ton! Our local kids are reading these books and loving the convenient locations. So we decided to add 8 more locations to our list. We will now expand into Hamburg (based on high demand) and add others in Morgantown, Exeter, Wyomissing, West Lawn, West Reading, and Shillington!

Here is a complete list of our 32 Children’s Book Share Locations:

  1. The Yocum Institute of Fine Arts in West Lawn

    • Thanks to Lisa Eshelman, Remax Realtor

  2. Crave Cafe in Sinking Spring

    • Thanks to Lisa Eshelman, Remax Realtor

  3. YMCA of Sinking Spring

    • Thanks to Lisa Eshelman, Remax Realtor

  4. The Berkshire Family Restaurant (on State Hill Rd in Wyomissing)

    • Thanks to Lisa Eshelman, Remax Realtor

  5. Body Zone in Wyomissing

    • Thanks to Body Zone

  6. Weaver’s Orchard in Mohnton

    • Thanks to Susan McFadden, Keller Williams Platinum Realty

  7. Elite Leadership Martial Arts in Shillington

    • Thanks to Elite Leadership Martial Arts

  8. Gino’s Cafe in Shillington (on Broad St)

    • Thanks to Katie Burgman, Realtor, Keller Williams Platinum Realty

  9. Shillington Farmers Market

    • Thanks to Fit 4 Mom

  10. Leesport Playground

    • Thanks to Crave Press

  11. 5th Street Diner in Temple

    • Thanks to Ty Miller, Keller Williams Platinum Realty

  12. Leesport Diner

    • Thanks to Ty Miller, Keller Williams Platinum Realty

  13. Queen City Family Restaurant in Reading

    • Thanks to Gage Personnel

  14. Imax Theater in Downtown Reading

    • Thanks to Zylkia and Michael Rivera Team, Keller Williams Platinum Realty

  15. Relevant Sports Complex in Temple

    • Thanks to UGI

  16. Auntie Anne’s in Elverson/ Morgantown Walmart

    • Thanks to Jodie Geary, Realtor, Keller Williams

  17. The Windmill Restaurant in Morgantown

    • Thanks to David Hinkel, Realtor, Coldwell Banker

  18. Michael’s Restaurant in Douglasville

    • Thanks to Jodie Geary, Realtor, Keller Williams

  19. Sunny’s Car Wash in Kenhorst

    • Thanks to Riverfront Credit Union

  20. Sweet Ride Ice Cream in West Reading

    • Thanks to Katie Broskey, Realtor, Keller Williams

  21. Empire Home Design Center in West Reading

    • Thanks to Wingswept Acres, Pasture Raise Chicken Farm

  22. The Works Complex in Wyomissing

    • Thanks to Erica Fair, Realtor, United Real Estate

  23. Grove Dental on State Hill Rd, Wyomissing

    • Thanks to Pagoda Realty

  24. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Birdsboro

    • Thanks to Erica Fair, Realtor – United Real Estate

  25. Exeter Family Restaurant in Exeter

    • Thanks to Erica Fair, Realtor, United Real Estate

  26. Exeter Moe’s

    • Thanks to County Garage Door

  27. Hamburg Community Garden

    • Thanks to Darren Kostival, Realtor, Remax of Reading

  28. LaFaver Family Farm in Hamburg

    • Thanks to Darren Kostival, Realtor, Remax of Reading

  29. Skin Sanctuary Spa in West Lawn (Book Bin)

  30. Thanx Hair Artistry in Exeter (Book Basket)

  31. Wyomissing ATA Martial Arts (Book Bin)

  32. So Good! Homemade Soups at Shillington Farmers Market

We cannot thank our new sponsors enough for making these boxes possible! Let’s give a big virtual hug to:

  • Wingswept Acres Farm

  • County Garage Door

  • Lisa Eshelman (2 Box Sponsor)

  • Katie Burgman Keller Williams Real Estate Agent

  • Darren Kostival Remax of Reading Real Estate Agent

  • David Hinkel Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agent

And a big thank you for New Castle Lawn and Landscape for sponsoring our new front decals! You will see a slight change in our front decals over the next few months as we work to replace the old ones. Our new decals include our Facebook Group Page and our new website (this site!).

This re-purpose project of the old Real Estate Weekly Boxes into Children’s Book Share Boxes would not have been possible without the love & support from Redner’sKnies InsuranceGrove Dental GroupHomecare Solution1800-Got JunkGoodlife FinancialEmpire Surplus Home CenterSAH SecurityBody ZoneWingswept Acres, Ben Ireland, and of course the Reading-Berks Realtors Association!

Families in Berks County – ENJOY! And join our private Facebook Group to stay up to date if new locations are added and participate in fun giveaways for your kids!

Last but not least, a big thank you to Moe’s Southwest Grill for hosting 2 fundraisers to raise money for us to buy new books to stock these new boxes and Firefly Bookstore for finding great children books for us to purchase! Plus all of the amazing families who graciously went through their children’s book collection to donate books that they have outgrown. (Giving these books a new life and allowing them to put smiles on the faces of families across Berks!)

We plan to restock all of the Book Share boxes by the end of the month. We will also be hosting another Family Dinner Fundraiser to purchase more books for a special winter project!

We are ALWAYS in need of book donations to keep these boxes full. You can donate books directly into boxes! (See list above for locations to find the one closest to you!) The Shillington Farmers Market, The Works, Sweet Ride, and the Imax Theatre tend to run out often – so anytime you can pop some books in those we greatly appreciate it!

Don’t forget to follow our Facebook Page to stay up to date with fundraisers, new Book Share Locations, new stock box alerts, and of course locations that need book donations.

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