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40% of the proceeds of every sale is paid to the nonprofit free monthly book program in your town.

Funds Raised Stay In Your Community & Benefit Preschoolers In Your Town.

Donating locally with Readyay! helps give books to preschool children in the donor’s town.

The littlest donation makes the biggest difference.

Donating locally (your NEW unwanted CLOTHING) with ReadYay! helps give free books monthly to preschool children in your (the donor’s) town.


ReadYay! works with a network of nonprofit free preschool book programs, primarily First Library™, and affiliates like Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and PJ Library to help deliver free high quality, age-appropriate books directly to the homes of children, newborn to age five, free of cost and financial obligation, regardless of the family’s income.*


Our consignment service pays 40% of the proceeds of every sale to the nonprofit free monthly book program in the donor’s town. Funds raised stay in your community and benefit preschoolers in your town.**


With over 36,000,000 books mailed to children in the United States and beyond and over ONE MILLION children receiving new books each and every month, ReadYay!, partnering with First Library, will be able to bring the free preschool book program to more children across the United States with every purchase.***


And with our Yay! More Free Books Initiative, an additional 5% percent of every sale is donated directly for free preschool books in the buyer's town thereby ensuring the gift of reading now and in the future for ALL READYAY! CHILDREN. 



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First Library's (firstlibrary.org) mission is to promote early childhood literacy through book ownership, educational support and library patronage.


Through First Library and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library children registered in the program can receive up to 60 free, brand new, age-appropriate books, until the age of 5, at no cost or obligation to their families.


All we ask is that they read to them daily and maintain local library patronage.


FIRST LIBRARY- WE DON'T JUST GIVE, WE ENGAGE!

CEO

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, (imaginationlibrary.com), is a nationwide program that handles the selection and delivery of free books to children from birth to age 5 monthly.


These free books from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library are a mixture of classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction for children.


The Imagination Library program is paid for by Ms. Parton’s Dollywood Foundation and a local sponsoring affiliate, such as First Library.


Affiliates, such as First Library, promote, register, manage, and pay all book, mailing and program costs while the Dollywood Foundation manages the book selection and delivery database system. 


First Library™is the first and only fully operational affiliate in the State of New Jersey.

Senior Architect


PJ Library (pjlibrary.org) is a Jewish engagement and literacy program for Jewish and interfaith families with young children.


PJ Library is modeled after Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program.


PJ Library sends out free Jewish children's books and music to Jewish and interfaith families on a monthly basis by subscription.


PJ Library partners with communities around the world to provide families raising Jewish children with the gift of free, high-quality children's books, music, and resources that foster deeper engagement with Jewish life.

How many books are in your closet?

$550.00!


The average woman has $550.00 worth of new unworn (aka unwanted) clothing and shoes.

That’s about 5 items that you (75%) or your friends (51%) don’t really like or want (you) to wear.


Or that could be about 55 books for preschoolers in your community.


TURN YOUR NEW UNWA​NTED CLOTHING INTO NEW NEEDED BOOKS FOR PRESCHOOLERS IN YOUR TOWN.

CREATE

Create a free ReadYay! account below.

DONATE

Donate your NEW UNWANTED clothing (with tags) on behalf of the nonprofit free book program in your town.

Handbags and shoes, too!

  $40.00 minimum.


BOX

Fill a box (or bag) with your NEW UNWANTED items. 

Max. 5 lbs. per package.

LABEL

Print and attach the prepaid shipping label to the box (one label per package).

Max. 5 lbs. per package.

SLIP

Don't forget to print, fill out and include a donation slip inside the box for proper credit for your town's program or the town/program of your choice. 



SHIP

Leave it for pick up by your mail carrier, drop it off at your local USPS/UPS office or schedule a pick up today.

The only behavior measure that correlates signicantly with reading scores is the number of books in the home.

The literacy Crisis: False Claims, Real Solutions, 1998

Children who are "well-read-to" (at least five times a week), when asked to tell a story, used more literary language than unread to children and they used more sophisticated syntactic forms, longer phrases, and relative clauses. They were also better able to understand the oral and written language of others - an important foundation for the comprehension skills that will develop in the coming years. 

Wolf, M. (2007). Proust and the Squds: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. New York: Harper Perennial.

RECEIPT

You will receive a receipt via email when your package is received at our warehouse. 

INSPECT

Items are inspected. 

PREP

And prepped.

TAG

Tagged and priced for sale. 

SHOP

Shop your town/program's new women and children's clothing at up to 90% off retail @ readyay.com.

BOOKS 

List of children in your community receiving books due to your generosity is emailed monthly.+

DONATE Locally 

ReadYay! is changing the way people donate, shop, read, and give to their community. 

Everyone benefits with the funds raised for free children’s books: children in your town and children in the buyer’s town.

Give the joy of reading with your donation.

Create a free account to receive a prepaid shipping label.

One label per package.

Thank you.


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Want to give for free books plus clothing and educational toys for local children of first time mothers in need instead?


Donate on behalf of the First Library Plus free books plus clothing and educational toys program for first time mothers in need in your town & ReadYay! will double their donation.


First Library Plus (a First Library program for first time mothers in need) partners with existing nonprofit free book programs to promote early childhood literacy, journaling, library patronage, and healthy and responsible parenting through its incentive and reward program.


Parents of children, newborn to age three, can "earn" points through various free reading related activities to shop for new (more) books plus clothing and educational toys at their free online First Library Plus Shop.


New first time mothers must also participate in parenting programs to qualify for the program.


FIRST LIBRARY PLUS - GIVING & ENGAGING

FIRST TIME FAMILIES IN NEED

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Donate your NEW UNWANTED clothing and shoes on behalf of the First Time Mothers In Need program (First Library Plus) in your town and ReadYay! will double their donation to 10% (Yay! More Free Books Initiative 5% donation to the buyer's town and an additional 5% to first time mothers in need program in the donor's town).

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Director of High Fives, Apple

First Library is dedicated to promoting early childhood literacy through book ownership, educational support and library patronage.


Its First Library Plus program offers first time mothers in need books plus clothing and educational toys during their child's first three years of life while promoting early childhood literacy, journaling, library patronage, and healthy and responsible parenting.


FIRST LIBRARY PLUS - GIVING & ENGAGING

FIRST TIME FAMILIES IN NEED

First Library
First Library Plus


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a nationwide program that mails a free book to children from birth to age 5 monthly. These free books from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library are a mixture of classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction for children. 

The Imagination Library program is paid for by Ms. Parton’s Dollywood Foundation and a local sponsoring affiliate, such as First Library.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Chief Ranch Dressing Advisor

*DON'T FORGOT TO SHOP YOUR TOWN'S / PROGRAM'S ITEMS TO ENSURE FUNDS FOR FREE BOOKS FOR PRESCHOOLERS IN YOUR TOWN!​


*In the event there is no existing program in a community, First Library and/or First Library Plus will open a chapter in the town. All donations are processed through the nonprofit organization First Library™ (firstlibrary.org) for its program and other programs/affiliates like Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (imaginationlibrary.com) and PJ Library (pjlibrary.org).

**Less inbound shipping.

***Of every 5% spent.


SHOP

+Due to privacy concerns ReadYay! can not use children's actual names.