Community Partners & Affiliates

Program Partner - Youth Development

First Book Charlotte

First Book - Charlotte is part of the national all-volunteer, nonprofit network of local advisory boards whose sole mission is to help children from low-income families read and own their own books.

Our Partnership with First Book Charlotte

First Book is a nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books.

To date, First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book - Charlotte is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.

We are proud of our past success and even more excited about the future. First Book - Charlotte is uniquely positioned to become a leader in providing digital resources so that children in need don’t miss out.

No matter how formats and technologies change, children from low-income families will still need access to rich and varied content. First Book - Charlotte is helping guide the publishing industry as it evolves so that all children can benefit from new technologies and flourish as readers.

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