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1319 F St Nw
Ste 1000

Washington
District of Columbia 20004
USA
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Geographic areas served: United States and Canada

Programs: The First Book Marketplace is an award-winning Web site that offers high-quality books at deeply discounted prices exclusively to programs serving children in need.

The First Book National Book Bank allows us to distributed large-scale donations of books from publishers to programs serving low-income children, free of charge.

First Book's national network of local Advisory Boards raise funds to provide book grants to schools and programs in their communities.

Mission:
First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books. An innovative leader in social enterprise, First Book has distributed more than 80 million free and low cost books in thousands of communities. First Book now has offices in the U.S. and Canada. For more information about the nonprofit First Book please visit www.firstbook.org.
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First Book has distributed over 80 million books to children from low-income communities.

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12/20/12
I am a First Book Tucson Board member. I joined First Book Tucson because I wanted to give back for all the benefits that I have received through signing up with First Book. I coordinate the Reach Out and Read program at El Rio Community Health Center in Tucson Arizona. Many of our patients do ... more »
11/30/12
My name is Renea Boren. I have been a librarian for 14 years. I learned about First Book last year, it was easy to apply. We learned in July that Sunny Brae Elementary School would receive over 10,000 books! When the students returned in September, to their surprise, they were each given 3 to 5 ... more »
11/26/12
I came upon First Book while 'surfing' the Internet and was immediately impressed with their mission, vision, and commitment... more »
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