Thank you for your interest in volunteering for SMART Reading. Below are the following sites in your community that that are open this year.

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Join Us for Our Summer Park Giveaways!

6/28/2024 - 8/23/2024


Join us this summer for our annual Park Giveaways! Starting June 28th, find us every Friday in parks across Portland where we’ll provide hundreds of free books for kids to choose from and take home. Kids can choose from books on a variety of topics and interests. Books provided will range from Birth to Middle School age levels as well as books in Spanish. Additionally, kids can enjoy free lunches and activities at all locations provided by Portland Parks and Rec!

Below is our schedule and locations for this summer’s giveaways:

FY24 Park Giveaway Schedule

Guests can find us by looking for SMART’s purple tablecloth, near the playground area and public restrooms. 

We hope to see you there!

Associate Board's Pint Night!



Join us on August 21st from 5:30 - 8 pm for the Associate Board's Pint Night at Breakside Brewing's NW Slabtown location! Celebrate SMART Reading's mission of encouraging a love of reading in local kids with our Associate Board (and fun drinks)!

15% of all sales from 5:30- 8 pm will go to SMART Reading. We hope you'll join us!

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2024

5:30-8 PM

Breakside Brewing

1570 NW 22nd Ave

Portland, OR 97210




For tickets and more information, click here.

FY25 Metro Sip Website Header

Mark your calendars for the SMART Sip, a fundraiser helping bring the lifelong love of books and reading to local kids.
Hosted by the SMART Reading Associate Board, the SMART Sip brings together community members for a fun gathering of premium wines, food pairings, and opportunities to learn more about SMART.
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2024 l 5:30-8:30 PM Hunt & Gather l Portland
Click here for more information and to reserve your tickets.
Sponsorship opportunities available: Contact Amy McCormick-Friesz at