Ready, Set, Read -Tacoma!

Ready, Set, Read—Tacoma! (RSR-T) is a completely free program that introduces children over the age of 3 to early literacy and STEAM concepts. Each of the 70+ books in our collection has tips for grown-ups to make reading fun, related activities and suggestions for similar books. Participating families can use these tools to enrich their own, at-home story time routines and extend learning opportunities. Our collection is available for checkout at 40 Tacoma Public Schools, Libraries and Daycare Centers. Local businesses provide prizes for every 10 collection books that have been logged. 60-book Champions who receive a medal for their hard work, become confident in their accomplishments and prove to be more prepared with skills they need to start Kindergarten!


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Program Forms For Librarians

Monthly newsletter

Kindergarten Expectations

Download the 2017-2018 Report

Our Community Partners:

Tacoma Public Schools,  Graduate Tacoma, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Tacoma Public Libraries

Contact Information

Ready, Set, Read-Tacoma!
Risa Hess
Early Childhood Outreach Coordinator
rhess1@tacoma.k12.wa.us | 253-571-4989