Little Giveaway Libraries for Young Readers

The Little Giveaway Libraries for Young Readers are a simple way to help family's build their home library. Reading Ready Pittsburgh builds, fills, and maintains the little libraries in the Mon Valley. Families are invited to take books from the little giveaway library to add to their home libraries and read with their children.  

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 Little Giveaway Library Locations: 

  • Community Garden on 7th Ave and Amity St. in Homestead. 

  • COG Building in Homestead 

  • Angel's Place on Woodstock St. in Swissvale. 

  • Inside the Laundromat at 212 E 8th Avenue in Homestead. 

  • Carnegie Library of Homestead, 10th Avenue entrance

  • House of Soul Catering 

  • Free Store 15104

  • Salvation Army - Steel Valley Corps, 9th Avenue and West Street

  • 3510 Main Street in Munhall

Check out our amazing volunteer install our newest Little Giveaway Library outside of the Salvation Army on the corner of West Street and 9th Avenue. Thank you, Jim Bain!


Little Giveaway Library in the COG building in Homestead.


Little Giveaway Library in the Amity Harvest Community Garden. 


With the financial assistance of Steel Valley Rotary and the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, we installed 8 of the Little Giveaway Libraries for Young Readers in Homestead, Braddock and Swissvale. Each Little Giveaway Library is designed by the artist, Bowen Schmitt.

Gently used books have been donated by local private donors, Reading is FUNdamental, C.C. Mellor Memorial Library of Edgewood, Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale, the Carnegie Library of Homestead, Northern Tier Regional Library, Pine Richland Brownie Troop #16441, and Mount Lebanon Public Schools.

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Fall 2020, Sam Senkowicz, completed his Eagle Scout project by building 6 Little Giveaway Libraries.

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