(919) 443-9331
Serving Durham, North Carolina

Our Book Programs

First Pages is devoted helping children ages 0-5 in Durham, NC enter kindergarten with strong pre-literacy skills.  Studies show that children who do not grow up in literacy-rich environments lack the pre-literacy skills needed to keep up with their more advantaged peers. First Pages is dedicated to helping families overcome three common obstacles related to their child’s early literacy: access to books, knowledge about early-literacy, and language differences. We are currently making an impact on early literacy outcomes in Durham by giving families free book bundles at easily accessible locations, in both English and Spanish.

Book Distribution Partners

<strong>Nuestra Escuelita Pre-K</strong>
Nuestra Escuelita Pre-KLatino Educational Achievement Partnership (LEAP)
First Pages provides a book bundle (3 books!) for each pre-k student in this dual-language preschool whose mission is to empower Latino and other children in Durham to achieve academic success by providing high-quality preschool and ongoing support through middle school.  Each month the classrooms have a special time where the kids pick out the book bundle they’d like to take home!
<strong>Reach out and Read</strong>
Reach out and ReadDuke Children's Primary Care
First Pages provides 150 books each month (100 for babies, 50 for toddlers) to the Reach out at Read program at Duke Children’s Primary Care.  These books are given to kids age 0 to 6 during regular check-ups, “sick visits”, and in the waiting areas.  
<strong>Intensive Care Nursery (NICU)</strong>
Intensive Care Nursery (NICU)Duke Children's Hospital

First Pages provides 20 brand-new books (for infection reasons) to be given to parents whose babies are hospitalized in the Intensive Care Nursery and/or when they are finally able to take their baby home.  Parents read the books bedside to their babies as a way to bond, sooth, and encourage development.  We also provide 10 gently used books to be used in the waiting area for siblings and other children visiting the unit.  

<strong>Durham's Partnership for Children</strong>
Durham's Partnership for ChildrenKindergarten Registration Week

Since 2015 First Pages has provided approximately 250-350 children’s books each year to this special event.  The books are handed out to parents or kids alongside Kindergarten registration packets at several locations throughout the community during a one-week Kindergarten registration “blitz” each March/April.  Read a blog post about the very first event & partnership here! 

<strong>What About Your Organization?</strong>
What About Your Organization?You could be our next distribution partner

Could your organization benefit from books for children ages 0-5?  See if you qualify for book bundles from First Pages by clicking here

First Pages

(919) 443-9331
Serving Durham, North Carolina

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