First Book


Lewis Clark State College Lewiston ID


First Book is a non-profit organization with a simple mission:

to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books.

First Book-LCSC works to increase literacy levels by providing an ongoing supply of new books to children participating in existing community-based literacy programs.

First Book-LCSC serves children in Nez Perce, Lewis, Idaho and Clearwater counties in Idaho and Asotin County in Washington. During the upcoming year, 8,200 new books will be given to more than 800 disadvantaged children who are enrolled in literacy programs. These book will be used in the curriculum then given to the children to take home and keep.

First Book works with publishers such as Scholastic, HarperCollins, Lectorum, Simon & Schuster, Sterling Publishing and Random House to provide these books at an average cost of just $2.50 per book including shipping.

For more information please contact our office:  208-792-2084


Congratulations to our 2013 grant recipients!

  • Lewiston City Library
  • YWCA-Lewiston, Clarkston
  • Webster Elementary
  • Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program
  • Kamiah Elementary and Middle School Library
  • Lapwai Extended Day and Year Program
  • Nezperce Elementary Literacy Boosters
  • Nez Perce Tribe Early Child Development Program
  • Centennial Elementary