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What Book got you Hooked on Reading? Contest

First Book News Release

Hawaii won the nation wide contest and now the 50,000 books are on their way to Hawaii.  Thanks to all of you who voted and made us the winner.

The books will arrive in March.  There will be a First Book 50,000 Book Celebration on March 25th on Oahu and the books will be distributed on March 26th. All past recipient of a First Book grant should be on the list to receive books, it is very important that you check frequently with www.firstbook.org  and follow any and all directions. 

First Book is a nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in need addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books.  Since 1992, First Book has distributed over 60 million new books to programs nationwide.  There are an estimated 300,000 programs serving disadvantaged children.  It is our goal to provide access to free and low-cost resources to these programs.  If you have not done so already and you represent an eligible group, you must register your program at www.firstbook.org/register.  Online registration takes only minutes and will connect your school or program immediately with the First Book National Book Bank and the First Book marketplace.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda DeGraw, 553-9814.


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