Friday, May 3, 2013

Poem in Your Pocket - May 10th and 11th - Celebrate Creativity!


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POEM IN YOUR POCKET!

If you plan to be in Media on Friday or Saturday, May 10th or 11th, don’t leave home without first putting a poem in your pocket. Why? So you can share it with your favorite store owner and earn a treat or discount.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Rose Tree Media School District libraries will sponsor
Poem in Your Pocket, a week-long celebration of literacy, poetry, and community that will take
place from May 6 – 11, 2013. During “Poem in Your Pocket” week, Media-area residents are
encouraged to share poems with one another – at home, at school and, more importantly,
in public places. On Friday and Saturday, May 10th and 11th, 23 stores and restaurants in
downtown Media and even the Media Police Station will offer special deals and discounts
to anyone who comes in and recites a poem. Merchants including the Bryn Mawr Running
Company, Déjà Vu Salon, Meredith’s Hallmark, Margaret Kuo’s, Zen Nails and Spa, and
Mango’s, to name a few, have signed on as sponsors of the event to try to attract more
business to State Street, and to reach out to a new group of customers.

Cheryl Ferguson of Fergy’s Hair Salon is one of Poem in Your Pocket’s enthusiastic
participating merchants. “We love having the kids come in,” she said. “Everyone stops what
they are doing to listen to the poems; some of them are really touching. We are always looking
for ways to meet new people and bring in new clients and Poem in Your Pocket helps us do
this. Plus, we really enjoy being part of this community event.”

Below is the full list of participating businesses.

Bryn Mawr Running Co
13 E. State Street

Coffee Beanery
100 W. State Street

Déjà vu Salon
31 W. State Street
610-566-2515

Desert Rose
305 W. State Street

Earth & State
23 W. State Street

Fergy's Hair Salon
25 S. Jackson Street

Front Street Fountain
2011 One W. Front Street

Kuta
104 W. State Street

Mango’s
311 E. Baltimore Ave.

Mankind Headquarters
209 W. State Street

Margaret Kuo’s
6 W. State Street

Media Hair Stop
21 E. State Street

Media Police
Jackson Street

Meredith’s Hallmark
8 E. State Street

Mrs. Marty’s Deli
11 W. State Street

Planet Hoagie
30 W. State Street

Ten Thousand Villages
101 W. State Street

Trader Joe’s
12 E. State Street

Zen Nails and Spa
119 W. State Street

320 Market Café
21 W. State Street

Salon Bella Gente
12 W. State Street

Seven Stones Café
22 Plum Street

Quincy’s Marquet Basquet Gifts
2 West State Street

Sinfully Delicious
107 S. Monroe Street

Starbucks Coffee Co.
443 E. Baltimore Pike

For further information please contact:
Winnie Host, Penncrest High School Librarian
whost@rtmsd.org
610-627-6272

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