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Expectant Mothers


New Mothers 


Daily Reading 


Monthly Library Visits


Reading Activities 


Educational Support


Free Toys 


Free Clothing 


Supplies


Business Gifts


First Library®

First Library, gives new educational toys, supplies, and gifts from local businesses, plus children's clothing to expectant and new single first time mothers enrolled in their literacy program, quarterly, until their child's third birthday.


Mothers are asked to read to their child daily and are required to visit their local library monthly and perform various free reading related activities while enrolled in the program.


Enrollment in a social service program is required for participation in the First Library program for low income mothers. 


Official registration forms are required for participation in the program.

REGISTER FOR FIRST LIBRARY

*All mothers receive a welcome gift package for their first delivery.

**Yearly parent pledge is required for participation in the First Library programs.

Mothers participating in the First Library programis are required to complete quarterly reading surveys and biannual questionnaires.



Experts are nearly unanimous in stating that babies should routinely experience shared books as soon as they experience shared talking, that is, during the first weeks and months of life. Butler, D. (1998). Babies need books. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Experts are nearly unanimous in stating that babies should routinely experience shared books as soon as they experience shared talking, that is, during the first weeks and months of life. 

Butler, D. (1998). Babies need books. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

What our customers are saying

I love this program. What a great thing you're doing. Teaching the importance of Literacy and starting with new parents who may not know how important it is to read to your child. Thank you.

Nicole H.

Children who are read to at least three times a week by a family member are almost twice as likely to score in the top 25% in reading compared to children who are read to less than 3 times a week. Denton, Kristen and Gerry West, Children’s Reading and Mathematics Achievement in Kindergarten and First Grade, U.S. Department of Education, NCES, Washington, DC, 2002.

Children who are read to at least three times a week by a family member are almost twice as likely to score in the top 25% in reading compared to children who are read to less than 3 times a week.

Denton, Kristen and Gerry West, Children’s Reading and Mathematics Achievement in Kindergarten and First Grade, U.S. Department of Education, NCES, Washington, DC, 2002.

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BRING FIRST LIBRARY TO YOUR TOWN WITH TOT4TOT 

First Library has partnered with TOT4TOT to help raise funds to bring its free book program to new communities.

Help kids turn off tech for two hours on Tuesdays and turn on reading while giving books to local preschool children and get paid for it.

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