Blog Archives

A Prescription For Success

first image in article

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

Lots of Noise, But No One in the Room

first image in article

“There is a great deal of noise on the stairs but nobody comes into the room.” — John F. Kennedy President Kennedy was referencing a Chinese proverb when he said that, making the point that it was easy to talk

Posted in Education, Kyle Zimmer, Literacy, Social Entrepreneurship

Twelve To Shelve

first image in article

Today’s blog post is from Jenny Helber. Jenny is a parent volunteer at Bonne Ecole Elementary School located in Slidell, Louisiana. She has created an initiative entitled the ‘Twelve Books program’ at her children’s school. The program ensures that the

Posted in Book Recipients, Books & Reading, Education, Guest Blog Posts, Literacy, Success Stories

Target to Give $5 Million to Schools; Vote for Your Neighborhood School!

first image in article

Target has always been one of First Book’s most stalwart supporters. Their support for education in the United States is comprehensive and long-lasting. Now they’ve embarked on an impressively gigantic new effort: $5 million for U.S. schools as part of

Posted in Education, First Book Partners, Literacy

Teachers Join Forces With First Book: Weingarten Challenges AFT Members to Give Five Million Books to Kids in Need

first image in article

This is our new challenge. Today I am calling on AFT members to partner with First Book to distribute five million new books this year to students in need. — Randi Weingarten, AFT president First Book was in Detroit over

Posted in Books & Reading, Education, First Book Partners, Kyle Zimmer, Teachers

New Books! First Book Joins Forces With Cincinnati Teachers

first image in article

“We’re taking a stand with our friends at the American Federation of Teachers to make sure kids in Cincinnati get the help they need — from all of us — to succeed. More than anyone, teachers understand the transformative power

Posted in Book Distributions, Book Recipients, First Book Partners, Kyle Zimmer, Teachers

Fairy Books and Ice Cream

first image in article

The First Book team just got back from Brattleboro, Vermont, where we distributed 350,000 brand-new books to kids in need. About 100,000 of those books went to local teachers and community leaders, and the rest were shipped out to schools

Posted in Book Distributions, Books & Reading, First Book Partners, National Book Bank, Teachers, Volunteers

When it Comes to Books, Teachers’ Biggest Concerns [INFOGRAPHIC]

first image in article

If you’re a teacher or program leader who works with kids in need, let us know what you think. Leave a comment below, or comment on First Book’s Facebook page.

Posted in Books & Reading, Education, Teachers

One Million Books in Just Ten Days: The Final Reckoning

first image in article

Recently, First Book promised to distribute one million brand-new books to kids in need across the country in just ten days. Those ten days are up, and we are as good as our word. Better, even … altogether we distributed

Posted in Book Distributions, First Book Events, First Book Partners, National Book Bank, Teachers, Volunteers

One Million Books in Just Ten Days: Minneapolis!

first image in article

First Book staff and volunteers are working overtime this week to distribute over one million brand-new books to schools and programs serving kids in need across the country. This week, we have a team in Seattle, distributing 350,000 new books,

Posted in Book Distributions, First Book Events, First Book Partners, National Book Bank, Teachers, Volunteers