We need your help!

We desire to serve as many families with preschool-aged children as we possibly can. Please, talk about this program and the benefits of early childhood development with your friends, family, and coworkers. Get the word out! The Ready, Set, Read-Tacoma program is a free program for all preschool-aged children.

Guest Readers and Library Associates

We are looking for volunteers guest readers and volunteer library associates to help out in Tacoma Public School Libraries. Guest readers will enjoy the experience of reading to young children, and library associates will be able to assist a librarian with shelving books and book mending. Volunteers of Communities In Schools (CIS) must undergo a Washington State background check and must attend a CIS orientation.


Ready, Set, Read relies on support from the community to help provide books for our program. By donating as little as $10.00, you help us to purchase a new or replacement book to help a preschool child get a jump start on their education.” (To donate, click the green “Donate” button at right or use our contact form below.)


For more information on the Ready, Set, Read program, including how to volunteer, donate, or enroll your child, use the contact form below or contact our Early Childhood Outreach Coordinator at 253-571-4989.

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