Reading Ready fosters the joy of reading by providing new, donated books to Allegheny County families with young children and new readers (ages newborn to six years). Donations are accepted year-round.
It’s simple to make your selection from the Amazon Reading Ready list of books that represent cultural diversity and a variety of reading abilities. Or, you may choose a favorite board book or picture book for newborns and toddlers, a read-to-me book for preschoolers, or an early reading book for new readers.
Your donation, with a note tucked in the front cover that indicates it is for Reading Ready, may be dropped at the guard’s desk in the lobby of the Human Services Building (HSB), One Smithfield Street, Pgh., PA 15222, weekdays between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.
You may also mail your donation to Reading Ready, c/o DHS Events and Donations Team, One Smithfield Street, First Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Arrangements can be made for DHS to pick up large donations of 50 or more books by calling 412-350-3428.
Purchases made through the Amazon Reading Ready account are automatically sent to DHS.
Please make checks payable to “DHS Donations Fund” and put “Reading Ready” in the memo line. Checks should be sent to Reading Ready, c/o DHS Events and Donations Team, One Smithfield Street, First Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222