Free Books for Teachers Serving Kids in Need

Let’s say you’re an educator or program leader serving children in need who needs to fill your bookshelves and stock your classroom. 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 you to let you know there is a 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 books!

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 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.

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.

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