April 29, 2019 Pittsburgh Families Invited to Receive Free Children’s Books On April 27, 2019, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto announced that a new program will offer free monthly books to Pittsburgh children from birth to age five. The program is currently accepting applications from parents and guardians. About the Program The free book program – in conjunction with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the Benter Foundation, and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania – will mail all eligible children an age-appropriate book every month up until their fifth birthday. Participating children will receive their first book through the U.S. Postal Services six to eight weeks after the registration form has been received. Eligibility To be eligible for the program preschoolers must: Be a resident of the City of Pittsburgh Have a parent or guardian fill out an official registration form Notify the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania of any address changes Registration To register your child(ren), email Tiffini Simoneaux at firstname.lastname@example.org. Soon after, the City of Pittsburgh will mail you a hard copy of the registration form to complete and return. An online application form will be coming soon! See their website. Questions For any questions, please contact Tiffini Simoneaux via email (email@example.com) or phone (412.255.2505).