First Book Syracuse

First Book is a national nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first books. The primary goal of First Book is to work with existing literacy and mentoring programs to distribute new books to children who, for economic reasons have little or no access to books. In 2001, the Shaw Center was invited to be a First Book Campus Advisory Board (CAB). First Book-Syracuse University receives book applications from local organizations and raises funds to pay for the distribution of books to children in the area.

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Help children in the Syracuse community receive free books by simply clicking on the red “Give Free Books” button on The Literacy Site homepage.

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