Philadelphia READS 20th Anniversary

Philadelphia READS 20th Year Celebration: Raising a City of Readers for a Better Tomorrow

Philadelphia READS celebrated its 20th Anniversary on September 15, 2017! The night was filled with entertainment, food, and reflection on the last 20 years of “raising a city of readers.” If you missed it, there is still an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for our children. Contact us at to learn more!

Philadelphia READS founder Marciene Mattleman was honored by Governor Edward G. Rendell whose mayoral administration made the organization’s inaugural years possible.

Gifts and sponsorships to this special tribute will ensure the legacy and the work of Philadelphia READS will continue. Learn more about becoming a Philadelphia READS Sponsor.

Honoring Marciene Mattleman (8:15)

Philadelphia READS Overview (3:15)

Honoring Ed Rendell (3:45)

Philadelphia READS Tour (15:40)