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.  

 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

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 have commissioned the installation of 7 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 and the Carnegie Library of Homestead.

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