The Smyrna Public Library received a $1,000 donation and a visit from Ronald McDonald Thursday as part of the Ronald McDonald Summer Library Tour.
The program is done through McDonald's Owner/Operators of the Greater Philadelphia Region.
Ronald McDonald presented library staff and town officials with the donation. Smyrna Mayor Joanne Masten was the guest reader and then Ronald McDonald performed his "Book Time" show, which teaches elementary grade students to read for fun and to respect and value books.
The summer library tour is done in an effort to support local libraries in the area. The tour will also make stops in Trenton, N.J.; Philadelphia, and Phoenixville, Pa.
"Helping the young people of our communities is important to all of us, which is why McDonald's encourages children to read and value books," said John Durante, President , McDonald's Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region Owner/Operator Association, in a press release. "We are thrilled that so many local libraries are collaborating with us and participating in both our Summer Reading Program and Summer Library Tour."
The $1,000 donation will go towards the children's section at the Smyrna Public Library. Children's Program Coordinator Kriss Mera said the library is taking suggestions from residents for what exactly in the children's department the money should go towards.
To make a suggestion, contact Mera at the library at 653-4579.