Judith’s Reading Room will be honored during the Memorial Day Program in Williams Township, PA for its “foresight and initiative…its hard work to provide books to children around the world and our military.”
The Community Service Recognition Award will be presented at the Memorial Day Program on May 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Williams Township Veterans Memorial, 655 Cider Press Road, Easton, PA. The Williams Township Veterans Memorial
Committee described Judith’s Reading Room’s work as “most remarkable.”
Judith’s Reading Room, a non profit literacy organization founded in 2010 by Township residents, Scott and Cathy Leiber, has the mission, “Freedom Through Literacy.” The organization has established 89 libraries around the world including on U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, on military bases in Afghanistan, Kuwait, to military wounded recovering at Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany, and in veterans hospitals in four states and schools in 13 countries.
Judith’s Reading Room boasts hundreds of volunteers, known as “Boxers” who for 60 consecutive months have hand-picked, boxed and shipped more than 113,000 books valued at nearly $1,200,000. Many Boxers come from military families and/or have served in the military.
Doris Leiber, WWII Naval veteran and mother of co-founder Scott Leiber, will be among those attending the ceremony. Doris, 92, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.