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 signed up with First Book… now what?
When funding is available through sponsors and partners, we’ll send an email to you to let you know that 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 & pick up your books!
— First Book (@FirstBook) December 13, 2017
But you don’t have to wait until there’s a book distribution near you to receive the essentials you need. There are actually two different ways you can get books from First Book without putting miles on your vehicle.
- The 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.
- The First Book National Book Bank: Originally launched in 1998, the First Book National Book Bank was the first — and remains the only — 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.
— Shar Lxnn (@SharLxnn) February 29, 2016
— Emily Kuehne (@KuehneReadingNH) April 12, 2016
— Suzanne Hill (@Shillwalnut) January 19, 2018
So 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!