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A Prescription For Success

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Today’s guest blog post is an excerpt from avid reader Jacquelyn Adams. She is currently in medical school where she is pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. Education has always been an important issue for Jacquelyn. She lends her

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Supporters, General, Guest Blog Posts, Literacy, Philanthropy, Success Stories, Virtual Book Drives

It’s Back to School Week!

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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

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A Day On, Not A Day Off

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Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’ — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Do you have any volunteer or community service plans for Martin Luther King Day? If so, share them with us in

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Happy Holidays from First Book

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We have been offering some holiday shopping suggestions for you on our blog this week. But it’s Christmas Eve, and we are all out of gift ideas. If you are considering one last trip to the mall, take a moment

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The Gifts of Hope

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We were happy to see that Nicholas Kristof mentioned First Book in his Sunday New York Times column on charitable organizations that do important and innovative work but don’t always get a lot of attention. What a difference it makes

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Thank You Thursday

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This week’s thank you is brought to you by the preschoolers at Kipapa Elementary.

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First Book on Fox News

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Check out FOX News’ recent report on First Book and Martha’s Table, the soup kitchen where our president and CEO, Kyle Zimmer, first realized the incredible need for books in low-income communities.  The report focuses on how these two organizations

Posted in General, Social Entrepreneurship

Thank You Thursday

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This week’s thank you is brought to you by the  students at Highlands Elementary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who received books through First Book’s partnership with Target. First Book and Target have come together to place up to two million new

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October is Learning Disabilities Month

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Since 1985, teachers, parents and other individuals who make a difference in the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities, have taken the month of October to educate the public about dyslexia, ADHD and more.  This month, help spread

Posted in Books & Reading, General, Literacy, Literacy Links and Articles

Community Spotlight: Pi Beta Phi Members Retired and Volunteering

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This months group is an overseas program founded by a member of First Books long standing partner, Pi Beta Phi. This post features an individual that is volunteering abroad, and taking her passion for literacy to all corners of the

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