Welcoming Week: Q&A with Author Anne Sibley O’Brien

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Welcoming Week is a special time of year. Communities across the country will come together to celebrate and raise awareness of immigrants, refugees and new Americans of all kinds. Whether it’s an event at your local art gallery or showing

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Using the Power of Pizza to Transform Lives Through Literacy

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What could bring together teachers, community organizations and hungry friends of First Book? Answer: Pizza! First Book is proud to partner with Pizza Hut and excited to take part in their new 10-year campaign, Pizza Hut: The Literacy Project. When

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Louisiana Book Relief: Help Restock Flooded Libraries

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All of us at First Book have been heartbroken to learn ways recent floods in Louisiana have destroyed public libraries, school libraries, and home libraries across Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas. Even before the flood waters started to recede

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Monthly Book List: Our Five Favorite Books for September

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Our favorite books this September feature some lovable animals and some courageous young adults. These stories about friendship and making good choices will make you laugh, cry and learn life lessons in the process. Read on to see what books

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‘Link to Libraries’ Connects Education With Basic Needs

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Since 2008, nonprofit organization Link to Libraries has served kids in need all across Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. President and Co-Founder Susan Jaye-Kaplan helped start the organization to give kids opportunities to explore our world through books and expand their

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A Library Full of Books & Happiness

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“Will they still be here tomorrow?” students often ask Morgan VanClief, the librarian at P.A. Shaw Elementary School in Dorchester, MA. They’re asking about the brand new books that Morgan has been able to bring to the school’s library through

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