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.
Welcome to First Book-MidSouth
Giving children in need the opportunity to read and own their first new books!
Access to books is essential to reading development, yet many children from low-income families have no books at home. There are millions of children waiting for your help. Donate now to put new books into the hands of local children in need.
Book Grant Recipients
First Book-MidSouth has given book grants to many programs in Memphis and the surrounding areas. Read the current list of recipients.
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.
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.