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10/21/2009 —

Join us this Friday, Oct. 23 as First Book Philadelphia visits campus to address one of the most important factors addressing literacy: access to books. First Book, whose mission is to provide new books to children in need, has distributed more than 60 million free, low-cost books to disadvantaged children and the programs that serve them.

In 2008, First Book provided 17,244 books to 2,168 kids in the greater Philadelphia area—that's eight books for each child to take home.

Speaking to the campus will be First Book Philadelphia Chair Ted Robb and Secretary Jennifer Pitt.

For more information on First Book, visit http://firstbook.org/firstbookphilly.

The program, which is part of the campus' annual Voices of Innovation Seminar Series, will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Commons Building, Large Conference Room (room 203). Lunch will be provided.

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