In 2012, as part of The Lundy Law Foundation’s commitment to childhood education we began the Lundy Law Library Express. This program partners with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to provide patients ages 2-18 with brand new reading, activity and coloring books.
CHOP volunteers roll the colorful Lundy Law Library Express mobile library carts to each of the nearly 500 patient rooms at CHOP. All patients are given the opportunity to choose a book from the cart that they can keep, including children receiving outpatient treatment. In addition, library carts are accessible in the CHOP Emergency Room and Beurger Center waiting area for CHOP patients and their siblings.
The Lundy Law Foundation launched this important patient care initiative with the belief that increasing the availability of books to hospitalized children w ill promote wellness by engaging imagination and creativity. The Lundy Law Library Express brings the books directly to a patient’s room, eliminating the need for a trip to the hospital library which can be complicated — or even impossible — for seriously ill, infectious or immobile children.
The Lundy Law Foundation has continued its commitment to childhood education through one of our newest programs with the Berkman Mercaz Limud of Congregation Rodeph Shalom. The Lundy Law Foundation made a donation that allowed for a Jewish library to be enacted. Both students and adults can visit the colorful carts to check out books and continue their educational journeys. Additionally, classroom workbooks were purchased for children to keep.