Welcome to Schenectady Takes Action for Reading Success!


STARS is an action campaign that aims to spread free and diverse children's books throughout Schenectady City while motivating parents and caregivers to talk, read, and sing more with their young children from birth. Donations to STARS are tax deductible.


Community collaborators include Schenectady County Public Health Services, Schenectady City School District, Reading Is Fun, Ellis Hospital, and Schenectady Community Ministries. Under lead agency, Schenectady County Public Library, STARS aims to improve access to quality and representative children's literature as well as give parents and caregivers concrete tools to help them engage in language-rich activities with their children.