Early Literacy

We value the importance of children having access to and being exposed to books early on. Children who have been read to at home enter school more prepared to learn to read and write. Because of this, we want to share some free early literacy resources with you. Take a look at this video to see all of the benefits of sharing the experience of a book with your child.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is another free resource available to parents. After registering each child that is under the age of 5 years old, this program will mail an age-appropriate book to all registered children each month for free until the child turns 5 years old. This amazing program is made possible because of Smart Start funding throughout Pennsylvania including in Allegheny County. Please click on this link and register each child that is under the age of 5 years old to take advantage of this wonderful resource.

Reading Ready Pittsburgh

Reading Ready Pittsburgh offers a variety of literacy programs to Pittsburgh’s youngest readers (zero to five). Through partnerships with local childcare centers, the AIU Head Start. AIU Early Head Start programs, and community organizations Reading Ready Pittsburgh meets families where they are. Removing some of the barriers families face in having high-quality age-appropriate books to share in the home. https://www.readingreadypittsburgh.org/