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One Million Books Available Now for Schools and Programs in States Affected by Hurricane Sandy

One Million Books from First Book for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Since Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast last fall, First Book has been working to help local schools, community programs and families rebuild their lost libraries. Now, thanks to our friends at Random House, we have the resources to rebuild

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Affected by Hurricane Sandy? First Book Can Help You Get New Books.

First Book and Hurricane Sandy relief

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And the winner is …

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This morning at Martha’s Table, an amazing community program serving homeless families in Washington DC, First Book distributed our 100 millionth brand-new book. (Check out this great story on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.) That’s not a typo. Since

Posted in Book Distributions, Book Recipients, Books & Reading, First Book Events, Kyle Zimmer, Social Entrepreneurship, Success Stories, Volunteers

How First Book Helped Save the MLK Day Parade

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Because of First Book, over 4,000 students are happy that they know about Dr. Martin L. King Jr., his legacy and love of literature. In the words of Dr. King, thank you for seeking happiness for others. Your continued support

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One Million Books in Just Ten Days: Seattle!

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First Book staff and volunteers are lining ’em up and knocking ’em down this week as we work to distribute over one million brand-new books to schools and programs serving kids in need across the country. There are 350,000 new

Posted in Book Distributions, Book Recipients, First Book Partners, National Book Bank, Volunteers

33,000 Books to Kids! So what?

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From everyone at First Book, a hearty welcome and a sincere ‘thank you’ to all our new followers on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, and an equally heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all our supporters and partners who shared last week’s social

Posted in Book Recipients, Education, First Book Partners, Literacy, Social Entrepreneurship, Teachers

A Click of the Mouse = A Book to a Kid!

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If you grew up with books of your own at home, you know what a powerful impact they had on your life. But kids from low-income families typically have no books of their own at home, and few, if any,

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Books & Reading, First Book Partners

Community Sourced Audio Recording of Oz to Benefit First Book!

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During the 2010 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington D.C., Random House Audio, and OverDrive recruited individuals that attended the conference to participate in Lend Your Voice, a “community-sourced” audiobook recording of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 classic, The Wonderful

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

Odds and Bookends: June 18, 2010

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Give the Gift of Reading this Father’s Day Don’t forget to wish Dad a Happy Father’s Day this Sunday, June 20th. If you’re still stumped for a last-minute gift, consider making and online donation to First Book in honor of

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners, Literacy Links and Articles