Early Literacy Community Council

Reading Ready Pittsburgh knows that we are stronger together. That's why we're bringing together community members who are passionate about early literacy to create a literacy dream world.


The Early Literacy Community Council is guided by its' mission of working to develop a strong early literacy foundation for families in the Mon Valley and to foster a literary community where everyone can succeed. The Early Literacy Community Council is comprised of parents, community members, librarians, and other professionals who want to make an impact on early literacy is the Mon Valley.

Together, we've determined five priorities: 

  • Increasing access to Books

  • Providing Parent Support around early literacy 

  • Developing Creative Partnerships and Collaborations

  • Increasing the number of Family Friendly Reading and Play spaces

  • Creating an Information Campaign 


Cary Meyers

Chardae Jones

Charlyn Lyons

Cynthia Battle 

Danielle Lewis Daye

Denise Dembski 

Emily Kubincanek


Holly Cherpak

Lynn Kawaratani

Mandee Williams 

Markeya Lowry

Mary Denison

Megan Nestor

Randi Owens

Stephanie McGuigan


Want to learn more about the Early Literacy Community Council?

Contact Mary, mary@readingreadypittsburgh.org, for more information.