Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Novel Gift: First Book Is Giving Away More Than 125,000 Books to Low-income Teens

The lovely ladies of readergirlz need assistance spreading the word about a great opportunity to help get books to teens who can't afford them.

First Book--a nonprofit organization that annually provides millions of books to schools and programs serving children from low-income families--is giving away more than 125,000 brand-new books (donated by generous publishers) to low-income teen readers.

Organizations serving such teens must register with First Book so they can be matched with available inventory during the holiday season.

Here’s are a few ways you can help spread the news about the First Book campaign:
  • Post about the giveaway on Facebook
  • Tweet about it using the hashtag #novelgift
  • Link to First Book's registration page 
  • Link to my post or this post on the readergilz blog 
  • Get in touch groups that work with young adults--schools, after-school programs, church youth groups, community centers, etc.--and let them know that these books are available now
  • Groups can register in about 5 minutes via this link.

First Book will answer any questions by email (help@firstbook.org) or phone (866-READ-NOW or 866-732-3669).


Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Awesome! Thanks for letting us know! :)

Martha Brockenbrough said...

Thank you, Alice! Very excellent post!

Joan Holub said...

Hi Alice! Wonderful to see an scbwi blog.

I love readergirlz. Their heart's in the right place for sure.


Loni Edwards said...

Thank you Alice! What a noble cause. Love it!

Melody Jackson said...

Hello, Ms. Pope,

This is a really great post and a really great cause!