Ways To Give

First Library offers many opportunities to give to first time mothers, many in need.

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SPONSOR

Sponsor a child for just $40.00 a year.

Give the gift of reading to first born children.

  • 1 Child @ $40.00
  • 5 Children @ $200.00
  • 10 Children @ $400.00

Checks should be made payable to First Library.


Donations can be made to a specific program/community.


Funds raised go to pay for new age-appropriate books purchased from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and mailed courtesy of First Library.


Please mail donations to First Library, 32 Woodland Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960, Suite 1.


Please include the zip code of the town and/or program in the memo section of your check. 

DONATE


First Library accepts the following NEW items with a retail value of $40.00 (minimum) and tags attached:

  • Children's Clothing
  • Woman's Clothing 
  • Handbags
  • Shoes 

Please mail donations to our office @ 32 Woodland Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960, Suite 1. Mark 

Attention: First Library


Proceeds from the sale of donated items support the program in the donor's community.  


Please fill out a donation card and place inside your donation package.


DONATION CARD

PARENTS

First Library is always looking for dedicated parents for our Community Action Teams. 


Becoming a CAT member is a easy way to give back to your community and spread the word about First Library’s mission and fundraising efforts.


Funds raised through you and your community’s efforts will help bring the love of reading directly to children in your town.


Volunteer opportunities available include promoting First Library and its mission, soliciting for donations, preparing items for parents, and assisting with fundraising and events. 


Please fill out the form below to volunteer for First Library. Please include your specialty, area of expertise or desired volunteering position and hours available.

Or email [email protected] for further information.

STUDENTS

College students can earn course credit performing various duties.

Email [email protected] for more information.

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CORPORATE

Hold a First Library New Clothing Drive and collect new donations for First Library.

Email [email protected] for further information.

SHOPPERS

Support and give back to your  community.

Everyone benefits with the funds raised for free children's books: the children in the donor's town and the children in the buyer's town. 

Give the gift of reading with Readyay! (readyay.com).



What our customers are saying

I appreciate the donation I received for my son, we are so thankful to have people like you with a great heart around. God Bless You,

Carol N

Free Books For First Born Children

Planning a first (or second or third) birthday party for your child? Want to do something special for your child, but don't need more toys, toys, toys. Tell your invitees to visit First Library's Amazon.com Baby Registry page for First Library and First Library Plus and let them give a first (or second or third) birthday gift to a child in need.

Print the Amazon's baby registry PDF form below and insert in your birthday party invitations. Don't forgot to write First Library on the forms.

Amazon Baby Registry Gift Form pdf

Giving children access to print materials is associated with positive behavioral, educational, and psychological outcomes. Reading Is Fundamental, Access to Print Materials Improves Children’s Reading: A Meta-Analysis of 108 Most Relevant Studies Shows Positive Impacts, 2010)

Giving children access to print materials is associated with positive behavioral, educational, and psychological outcomes.

Reading Is Fundamental, Access to Print Materials Improves Children’s Reading: A Meta-Analysis of 108 Most Relevant Studies Shows Positive Impacts, 2010

First Library Plus also accepts new book and educational toy donations from our curated Amazon.com Baby Registry Page.

Please mail donations to 32 Woodland Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960, Suite 1.

Mark Attention: First Library Plus

Please print the donation card below and place inside your package. 


DONATION CARD


Children from lower-income homes have limited access to books. Because of this, preschoolers from low-income families have fewer home and preschool language and literacy opportunities than children from economically advantaged backgrounds – a major reason that they lag behind in reading achievement throughout the school years.

Berk, L. E. (2009) Child Development (8th ed.). Pearson Education, Inc

Volunteer 

Interested in helping first time mothers, many in need?

Please fill out the form below.

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What our customers are saying

I appreciate the help I have received and hope to volunteer my time somehow. Thanks!

April Baker

First Library Plus

In-kind donations to First Library's First Library Plus program are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 


In-Kind Service Partners

Thank you to the following companies for donating goods and services.


Michael M. Goldberg, Attorney-at-Law, Providence, RI.

J. Anthony Manger, Attorney-at-Law, Mountain Lakes, NJ.

Michael F Vernoia, Jr., CPA, VEBCPA, Somerville, NJ.

James Howard, CEO, Entrepreneurial U. LLC., Morristown, NJ.

Loantaka, LLC, Commercial Real Estate, Chatham, NJ.

First Library

In-kind donations to First Library are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 


DONATION PARTNERS

First Library Plus is proud to partner (or partnered) with the following companies and organizations and thank them for their support. Please patronize their businesses (if applicable) and mention that we appreciate their donations.


The Junior League Thrift Shop, Summit, NJ.

Other Mothers, South Orange, NJ.

Tadpoles to Toddlers, Bernardsville, NJ.

Lafayette School PTO, Chatham, NJ.

Little Monkeys, Chester, NJ.

Twice Is Nice, Livingston, NJ.

bookBgone, Union, NJ.

Sprouts Consignment, Madison, NJ.

K.C. Kids, Hoboken, NJ.

Sugar And Spice and Everything Twice, Morristown, NJ.

Take Two, Denville, NJ.