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About Us 


Reading Ready Pittsburgh is a non-profit organization supporting the healthy development of young children by increasing access to books and by encouraging significant family engagement through reading.

Reading Ready Pittsburgh offers a variety of literacy programs to Pittsburgh's youngest readers (zero to five). Reading Ready Pittsburgh partners with local childcare centers, the AIU Head Start, AIU Early Head Start programs, and other community organizations, to remove some of the barriers families face in having high-quality age-appropriate books to share in the home and meet families where they are.

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We're making a difference in the Mon Valley. See what Reading Ready Pittsburgh has been up to. 



Raising A Reader is brought to MUSA's Little Lambs Preschool program. 


Reading Ready Pittsburgh becomes an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  

Reading Ready Pittsburgh creates a partnership with the Head Start program at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. 

Six new Raising A Reader Programs are opened.


Four Little Give-Away Libraries are built and placed in Homestead and Swissvale. 

Reading Ready Pittsburgh opens three additional Raising A Reader programs. 

Reading Ready Pittsburgh hires their first full time employee.


Raising A Reader is offered through Home Based Childcare providers

First Early Head Start Home Visiting program begins.

Ready4K is offered to Raising A Reader families. 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is launched for families with a 15120, 15104, 15145, or 15112 zip code. 


An Eagle Scout Volunteer builds and erects 3 new little libraries in the Mon Valley. 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is launched for families with a 1511o zip code in partnerships with The First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne.  

Reading Ready Pittsburgh partners with Heritage Community Initiatives in Braddock to offer the Raising A Reader Program 

Raising A Reader is expanded to kindergarten and first grade classrooms at Propel Homestead

Raising A Reader is expanded to two Head Start classrooms in Braddock 

Reading Ready Pittsburgh adds West Mifflin, Wilkinsburg, and Swissvale to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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