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SMILES - Senior Motivators In Learning & Education Services

Senior Volunteer Tax Exchange Program

The Brandywine Heights Area School District SMILES Program is open to any person who is a resident of the District who is sixty-two (62) years of age or older and who is liable for the payment of school property taxes. For every hour of volunteer service provided to the district, $10.50 of credit will be set aside towards a rebate (max. $1050.00) on the next fiscal year’s property tax bill.

For more details and to apply, please click here - SMILES Application

Volunteer Reading Tutors needed for Ready.Set.READ! Program

Help make a difference in a child’s life!  Volunteers are needed to tutor 2nd grade students who are struggling with reading at the Brandywine Heights Elementary School. No previous teaching experience is required.  This opportunity is for anyone interested in volunteering weekly for one hour.  Current background clearances are required prior to assignment.

Please contact Darby Wiekrykas at United Way 610-685-4574 or

The Brandywine Heights Community Task Force

The Brandywine Community Task Force is a group of committed community members, parents, students and school district employees dedicated to helping the Brandywine community grow. The mission of the Brandywine Community Task Force is to build a stronger community through education, engagement activities and outreach. All are invited to attend events and meetings which are scheduled every second Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Middle School Library.

Important Emergency Contacts:

  • Crime Alert Berks County =  1 (877) 373-9913

  • Berks County District Attorney Detective Unit = (610) 478-7171

Brandywine Community Library

The Mission of the Brandywine Community Library is to provide materials and services to help community residents of all ages obtain information to meet their personal, educational and professional needs. The library hopes to satisfy its member’s recreational and practical interests by the use of both traditional and emerging technologies.

We lend fiction, nonfiction, and large print books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, graphic novels, magazines, and more. We have nine public computers, a children’s computer learning center, and free Wi-Fi. We present weekly children’s programs, cultural and educational events for all ages, computer instruction, and a Summer Reading Program for toddlers through adults. Check our website for a calendar of events.

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Topton Borough Mini Museum

WhatTopton Borough Mini Museum

Where: 44 West Keller Street

When: Mon. 9:00-11:30 AM, Tues. 1:00-3:00 PM, Wed. 6:00-8:00 PM, Sat. 9:00-11:30 AM

Exhibit: Numerous photographs, mementos, and artifacts from Topton’s past.