Children from middle-income homes have on average 13 books per child. In low-income neighborhoods, there is only one book for every 300 children.

Reach Out and Read, Reading Across the Nation: A C​hartbook, 2007. 

Children from middle-income homes have on average 13 books per child. In low-income neighborhoods, there is only one book for every 300 children.

Reach Out and Read, Reading Across the Nation: A C​hartbook, 2007. 

Make a Referral to Most First Library

First Library's mission is to compliment existing Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs (mchb.hrsa.gov) and other social welfare programs by offering first time mothers, the majority in need additional books plus educational toys and clothing.


If you have a patient or client who is pregnant with their first child or is a first time mother with a child under one year old and interested in First Library Plus' program, please fill out the program information request form to the left for program details and an official referral form.


Qualified primary care providers and service organizations will receive a detailed program description and referral form(s).


We also accept referrals from the following agencies:


Nurse-Family Partnership, NJ.

Healthy Families, NJ.

Mothering Mothers, NJ.

Parents as Teachers, NJ.

Healthy Start, NJ.

Prevent Child Abuse NJ.

Local Doula Providers, NJ.


Program description and referral forms can also be obtained by calling 973-610-2490 or by email at [email protected]



REQUIREMENTS

  • It is the mother's first child.
  • The mother is more than 36 weeks pregnant or has a child under one year old.
  • The mother is able to commit to the program for three years.
  • The mother is planning to / enrolled in First Library or another approved free monthly book program. 
  • The mother is currently enrolled in Medicaid, Food Stamps/SNAP, TANF, WIC or has extreme financial need.
  • The mother is enrolled in a participating service organization program.
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