Friends of the South Philadelphia Library Fundraiser happy hour set for tonight

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Tonight, the Friends of the South Philadelphia Library organization is hosting a happy hour event at Second District Brewing, 1939 Bancroft Street, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A percentage of sales will be donated to the Friends of the South Philadelphia Library.

Friends of the Free Library is an independent organization of community members supporting and advocating for Philly’s libraries.

In 2018, the South Philadelphia Library offered 1,465 programs to over 27,000 people on a programming budget of $400, averaging 27 cents for every program offered, according to the Friends.

Until libraries are fully funded by the city, fundraisers are critical for ensuring that the South Philadelphia Library can continue to offer programs, including literacy lab, ESL classes, PreK music and movement and overdose awareness and reversal training.

Second District Brewing is wheelchair-accessible. Children/youth are welcome. There will not be official childcare, but coloring pages and drawing materials will be provided. Please email Ali Shott with any other accessibility requests/needs (