Reading Is FUNdamental! Book Drive April 9-15, 2017

Join the Western Pennsylvania Law Library Association (WPLLA) and the Special Libraries Association – Pittsburgh Chapter in an effort to help bring the joy of reading to local youth!

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly two-thirds of low-RIF Pittsburghincome American families do not own any books for their children. RIF Pittsburgh works to fill this critical void in our community by placing more than 88,000 new, high-quality, high-interest books into the hands of more than 21,000 of our city’s most economically disadvantaged children.”   RIF Pittsburgh

Reading Is Fundamental Pittsburgh  offers children in our area the opportunity to choose and own their very own books!

Here’s How You Can Help:

Select and Donate a Book (or two) Today:

During National Library Week, April 9-15, drop off your new book donations (for children ages 2-12) at either of the following locations:

The Barco Law Library circulation desk, on the 4th floor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Building, on the corner of Forbes & Bouquet in Oakland

Or at…

Babst Calland, Law Library, Two Gateway Center, 603 Stanwix St, Pittsburgh. (Please contact Mary Stacy, librarian, in advance to make arrangements at 412.394.6534 or Place a book order through and request delivery to:

Reading IS Fundamental Pittsburgh

10 Children’s Way, Suite 300 Pittsburgh, PA 15212        

 * Note: Please inform Karen Shephard at if you place an Amazon order, so we can alert RIF Pittsburgh that a book is on the way. Thanks!

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