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A Library Full of Books & Happiness


“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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Sit, Stay, Read: Kids & Canines Learning Literacy Skills Together

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The canine volunteers at SitStayRead visit classrooms in some of Chicago’s most troubled neighborhoods. The elementary school students they meet often juggle more responsibilities than most kids their age, so learning to read can seem like an extra chore. “If

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Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners, Impact Stories, Inspiring Stories, KPMG

The Stories for All Project: 60,000 New Books to Increase Diversity, Promote Inclusivity

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Today’s blog post is part of our Stories For All Project series, focused on sharing the latest announcements and impact stories about our effort to put diverse, inclusive books into the hands of kids. When children see their lives reflected

Posted in First Book Partners, Inside First Book

15,000 New Books on the National Mall, Plus Celebrities, Cabinet Secretaries and Cute Kids

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On Saturday, volunteers from across the country joined First Book on the National Mall in Washington DC to celebrate President Obama’s National Day of Service by providing 15,000 brand-new books to DC-area children from low-income families. Click here to see

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Book Distributions, Books & Reading, First Book Events, First Book Partners, KPMG, Virtual Book Drives, Volunteers

Operation Bookitecture!

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KPMG’s Family for Literacy brightened the holiday season for children across the country by bringing more than 49,000 brand new books to children in need as part of their firm-wide community service project, Operation Bookitecture. This was no ordinary book

Posted in Book Structures, First Book Partners, First Book Supporters, KPMG

A Million Dollar Shot – KPMG’s Chip4Charity

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Normally we at First Book spend our evenings reading award-winning children’s literature, of course, but tonight we’ll be glued to our TV sets for Monday Night Football, watching golf legend Phil Mickelson trying to make a $1 million shot at

Posted in First Book Events, First Book Partners, Philanthropy

The Hat That Gives Back

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Are you looking for a great gift this summer for the golfer in your life? How about a gift that gives back? Golf champion Phil Mickelson has joined forces with our friends at the audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG to

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners

All Our Friends In Pittsburgh

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First Book’s National Book Bank team just got home from Pittsburgh, where they boxed, labeled and shipped 400,000 books to kids in need all over the country, from Jacksonville to Santa Monica.

Posted in Book Distributions, First Book Partners, Volunteers

Community Spotlight: Northport Elementary School

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Northport Elementary School, a Title I School in Minnesota, has been a First Book Recipient Group for over 3 years. This October they hosted an event with the support of KPMG, providing brand new books for each child to take

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Events, First Book Partners

Bringing Literacy to Music City

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After months of delay, I was finally able to travel down to Nashville last week and work with the First Book National Book Bank team to distribute 400,000 books from Disney Publishing and Flowerpot Press. The books originally arrived at

Posted in Book Distributions, First Book Partners