First Book and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

Register with First Book and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

Welcome! First Book and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) have teamed up to be your partner in creating opportunities for the children you serve.

Register below with First Book to get started right now, and be sure to indicate your affiliation with FAO to stay informed about book grants and special opportunities. If you have questions or need assistance, contact First Book at 866-READ-NOW or help@firstbook.org. Joining First Book is always free!

Click here to register with First Book and FAO*

*Registering through the link or button above will also share your information with FAO. Through FAO, you will learn about additional grant awards and resources FAO develops in the future, and have access to resources available exclusively to those who are a part of the First Book and FAO partnership.

If you would prefer to share your information only with First Book, please register here: firstbook.org/join

Together, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and First Book are making a difference for the children of this region, and the adults who serve them.
Creating Opportunities for Appalachian Ohio
First Book and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio are partnering to grow resources for today’s citizens of Appalachian Ohio, and for generations to come. It starts by registering with First Book and FAO today.

With generous funding support from the American Electric Power Foundation and the AEP Ohio Foundation, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and First Book will help support the region by:  

  • Connecting educators and providers across Appalachian Ohio to First Book – to provide sustainable access to free and low-cost books and resources
  • Sharing valuable resources designed to help educators and care providers better understand and support children suffering from trauma and dealing with other relevant issues
  • Hosting in-person community “town-hall” meetings with key community thought leaders and stakeholders to identify and better understand what educators need to best support the children you serve in Appalachian Ohio
  • Designing resources to support educators and the children of Appalachian Ohio through education