There are three ways in which First Book distributes books: through a network of volunteer Advisory Boards located across the country, through the First Book National Book Bank, and through the First Book Marketplace.
First Book-Greater Cincinnati provides new books to children through eligible community organizations like preschools, day care, after-school, and tutoring/mentoring programs. Our board accepts book grant applications from local literacy programs that serve 70% or more children from low-income households. The children take home and keep the books that they receive.
First Book provides new books to children through eligible community organizations in the United States that serve children from low-income households. First Book does not provide direct financial support, nor does it provide books to individuals or to book drives. Most of the groups First Book serves are preschools, day care, after-school, and tutoring/mentoring programs.
If you would like to learn more, please see Register with First Book.
For information on how to apply for a grant from First Book-Greater Cincinnati, download the Grant Guidelines and Application (doc).