Let’s say you’re an educator or program leader serving children in need who needs to fill your bookshelves and stock your classroom with free books and resources. You’ve just recently signed up with First Book — now what?
Book Distributions In Your Area
When funding is available through sponsors and partners, we’ll send an email to network members to let you know there is a free book distribution happening in your area. All you have to do is follow the instructions in the email. On the date of the distribution, come on by and pick up your free books!
Footage from our 20k book distribution with @Cheerios in #MN! #goodgoesround #bookstokids pic.twitter.com/dlY2NvuQhc— First Book (@FirstBook) January 27, 2018
Marketplace & Book Bank
While book distribution opportunities are great, you don’t have to wait until there’s a distribution near you to receive the essentials you need. There are two different ways you can get free or discounted books from First Book without putting miles on your vehicle.
First Book Marketplace
With over 5,000 items curated in direct response to member input, the First Book Marketplace addresses the barriers to education and attendance for kids in need from birth to age 18, including a large collection of diverse and bilingual books, school supplies, digital devices, food, clothing, and personal hygiene kits, as well as free teacher resources.
First Book National Book Bank
This section of the First Book Marketplace is a centralized distribution system for large-scale donations of children’s books from publishers to schools and programs serving kids in need. Today, the First Book National Book Bank distributes more than 13 million books annually.
Our first ever @FirstBook order just arrived! Woohoo! pic.twitter.com/Bscht4BOYh— Shannon Ryan (@ShannonLRyanII) October 11, 2019
I just received 3 boxes of books from @FirstBook! Can't wait to get these into the hands of our North Hills learners pic.twitter.com/pomKYs3axg— Emily Kuehne (@KuehneReadingNH) April 12, 2016
Our @FirstBook order has arrived! pic.twitter.com/6o0laxAsI8— Suzanne Hill (@Shillwalnut) January 19, 2018
Keep your eyes on your email inbox! We’re so excited to welcome new members to our community of educators and can’t wait to share our newest books and resources with you!
Join the Network
It’s free! Educators can join First Book’s network — the largest and fastest growing network of educators, schools, and programs serving children in need across the United States and Canada — to bring these titles to your classroom.