Montgomery County, MD
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.
You can help us to reach these kids. Just a $10 donation provides four books to establish a child’s first home library. Click Donate Now to contribute today and be sure to select Maryland – Montgomery County for your Gift Designation.
Calling all artists!
Celebrate your love of reading and enter the First Book - Montgomery County annual bookmark contest! Use your imagination and design a bookmark that reflects our theme: Do you remember your first book? The winning bookmark will become the official bookmark of First Book - Montgomery County for the 2013-2014 school year. Get drawing! Submissions must be submitted on our official entry form postmarked by Saturday, May 18, 2013. This contest is open to kids in Pre-K through grade 8.
Help bring a truckload of books to Montgomery County!
Thanks to the support of First Book partners Disney Children's Publishing and Hyperion, we have the opportunity to bring a truckload – yes, 40,000! – books to kids in Montgomery County. The truck will carry dozens of titles that are of interest to pre-readers up through high school. This would be an amazing gift to our community’s kids.
Ten communities across the country will receive this awesome gift. To bring the books here, however, we need to raise $10,000 to cover the out of pocket costs associated with the delivery and register 150 new groups to join our existing participating groups in this unique distribution opportunity.
Donate Today! Help make this awesome opportunity a reality for Montgomery County's kids with your contribution! You can donate specifically for this project at our Truckload of Books Virtual Book Drive.
Register Your Groups! All recipient groups in Montgomery County registered with First Book are eligible to receive books from the truck. To register your group at no charge, please visit our online registration form.
Buy a T-shirt! Promote your love of reading and support our Truckload Campaign all at the same time! Shirts come in six styles including ladies fit and long-sleeve! Buy online - all proceeds go straight to bringing the truck to Montgomery County!
Book grant recipients
First Book-Montgomery County has given book grants to many programs in its vibrant and diverse communities. Read the current list of recipients.
Thank you to our generous sponsors and donors! With the generous support of these local businesses and individuals, we are able to provide increasing numbers of brand-new, high-quality books to children in our community each year.
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.