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In Our Community

Public Library Systems – UGI June Featured Community Organization

04 Jun 2018

UGI is proud to support our public libraries and share the goal of putting books into the hands of children through summer reading programs.

Man in yellow shirt reads to children

Since 1991, UGI employees have been donating their time to read to first graders through our partnership with Reading Is Fundamental.

When the school year ends, we turn our attention toward supporting organizations that focus on keeping kids learning and reading during the summer months. This month, UGI is pleased to recognize public libraries and their summer reading programs that aim to help children succeed all summer long.

According to the National Summer Learning Association, “summer slide” may occur when students lack access to books, learning resources, and enrichment activities. Through summer reading programs at public libraries, children are encouraged and rewarded for participating in the program’s activities.

UGI employee sits on the floor as a child reads next to him

Each year, UGI employees hand out more than 18,000 new books to first grade students throughout UGI’s service territory.

UGI is pleased to support several libraries throughout our service territory, including:

UGI’s long-standing support of education initiatives includes a focus on childhood literacy, demonstrated through our partnership with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) during the school year.

Since 1991, UGI has supported childhood literacy through our partnership with RIF.  UGI now gives books to more than 18,000 first grade students each year and has handed out more than 400,000 books over the course of the UGI-RIF partnership.

Visit us online at www.ugi.com/community through the summer for details about programs and events taking place at UGI-supported libraries near you.