The magic of a new First
LCSC chapter spreads literacy in region
First Book-LCSC has a
simple mission: to give children from low income families
the opportunity to read and own their first new books. We
provide an ongoing supply of new books to children
participating in community-based mentoring, tutoring, and
family literacy programs.
Sponsored by the Lewis-Clark Service
Corps, First Book-LCSC will be giving free, new, high
quality children’s books to literacy programs in Nez Perce,
Lewis, Clearwater, Idaho and Asotin counties. The
books are used within the program’s curriculum then given to
the kids to take home and keep. Each child receives
one book each month for a year.
First Book-LCSC is part of a national
network of community volunteers who support First Book’s
mission. Volunteers from all sectors of the community work
to promote and facilitate the distribution of new books. In
the past three years alone, First Book has distributed more
than 30 million new books to children in need in communities
throughout the United States.
If you’re interested in bringing the
gift of literacy to disadvantaged children, contact the
Community Warriors Student Volunteer Center at 792-2194 or
via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also
stop by the Center in Room 161 of the Library.