Keene State College
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, each year First Book distributes millions of free and low-cost books to disadvantaged children and the programs that serve them.
First Book-Keene State College is comprised of Keene State students looking to make a difference in the lives of surrounding area students. We provide service to the elementary schools in the area through Book Parties that can be scheduled through the Chair of the Keene AB and also through the granting of monies that can be used to buy books to support the children in your program.
Book Grant Recipients
First Book-Keene State College has given book grants to many programs in Monadnock and surrounding regions. A typical book grant lasts for a six month period and offers each child in the program a steady diet of books (usually one book per month), all at no cost to the program. Because program administrators select the titles from the First Book Marketplace, our book grants enable programs — often for the first time — to select books to integrate into curriculum.
The following are some of the organizations that have received book grants from First Book-Keene State College.
Find out how to Receive Books for your organization.
Local Sponsors and Donors
We are able to provide brand-new, high-quality books to children in our community thanks to the generous financial contributions of local businesses and individuals like Borders and C&S Wholesale Grocers.
First Book Wants You!
We are looking for passionate, entrepreneurial people who want to make a difference in their community. Help us get books to kids who need them most.
You can contact us by sending an email.