We had an awesome summer and we hope you did too! The highlight of our summer was our record-breaking distribution of two million books throughout the country in preparation for the new school year. Two million books sounds like a huge number, and it is, but there are millions of children who still have no books of their own. It is those children who are on our minds as students head back to school this week.
We want to get brand-new books in these children’s hands, but we need your help. If you know of any programs or schools that serve children in need, tell them to sign up with First Book.
Eligible programs receive access to the First Book Marketplace, offering new books at 50 to 90 percent off retail prices. And if schools or programs serve a higher proportion of children in need — 80 percent or more — then those schools or programs may also be eligible for free books through the First Book National Book Bank and book grants through First Book’s local Advisory Boards. It’s really that simple.
Help get more books into more children’s hands! Spread the word. http://www.firstbook.org/receive-books