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Books to Start A Dialogue About Disabilities


Today’s guest blogger is Leslie Anido, a special needs teacher in California. She first connected with First Book as a member of long-time partner Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. She now receives books and resources for the children she serves through

Posted in First Book Partners, From Educators For Educators, Your Stories

Five Thousand Brand New Books to Kids From Military Families Courtesy of Pi Beta Phi

Brand New Books to Military families with Pi Phi

“I really loved being able to do something hands on for First Book.  Knowing that the backpack I put together at the convention gave each child five new books was extremely rewarding.” – Pi Beta Phi Virginia Gamma Chapter President

Posted in First Book Partners, Your Stories

How First Book Works with Pi Beta Phi to Support Girls Everywhere

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Today’s guest blog post is from Ann Shaw, Director of Philanthropy for Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. Ann has held this volunteer role for the past six years. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas

Posted in Expert Voices, First Book Partners, Thought Leaders

Pi Beta Phi Brings Books About Great American Women to Kids in Need

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This past November, First Book’s partner, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, celebrated their 100-year commitment to literacy service. To honor the momentous occasion, the Fraternity donated a special Pi Beta Phi edition of “Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American

Posted in First Book Partners, First Book Supporters, Marketplace

First Book Canada Brings Books to 30,000 Kids in Alberta

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Our friends at First Book Canada just wrapped up the largest book distribution in their three-year history, distributing 30,000 books to children from low-income homes in the city of Calgary and across the province of Alberta. Like First Book in

Posted in Book Distributions, Books & Reading, First Book Canada, First Book Partners, Volunteers

Surf’s Up: Pi Phi Surf Classic Benefits First Book

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Today’s post comes to First Book from the Pi Beta Phi chapter at UC San Diego. Pi Beta Phi is one of First Book’s fantastic partners. Their generosity and dedication have helped us get new books into the hands of thousands of

Posted in First Book Partners, Volunteers

5,000 New Books? That Would be a Wheel Tweet

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Pi Beta Phi is one of First Book’s strongest partners; they have worked with us since 2007, and their generosity and dedication have helped us get new books into the hands of thousands of kids from low-income communities. Recently, Pi

Posted in First Book Partners, Nonprofit Technology

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

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

Posted in First Book Partners, General

Odds and Bookends: September 17, 2010

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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month A library card is a passport. It permits its owner to travel to other places and times through the pages of a book. Membership in the community of the public library places thousands

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners, General, Literacy