Wednesday, January 22, 2014

We're Giving Away Free Books - Register Now

If you work with underserved kids and families who need books in their homes, or your program or school needs to expand its library - we have an event for you.   We are looking for 2300 recipient groups to sign up to receive FREE books on March 1st, when we receive our Books on Wheels from First Book National.

We've teamed up with Sports Basement and First Book  to bring 40,000 brand new books to children in need across San Francisco on March 1st at the Sports Basement store on Bryant Street.  To help make this happen, we first need you to register with First Book here:

Not only will you receive free books, Sports Basement is offering attendees 10% off purchases, plus will give 10% back to First Book on purchases that day.

First Book is an international nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to working with educators, paraprofessionals, and program leaders like you to provide brand new, free and low-cost books to kids from low-income families. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 100 million new books to thousands of schools and community programs nationwide that work directly with children in need.  

Signing up with First Book is free, and a great resource for you and the children you serve. The brand new books you can receive for free at this distribution are just the beginning!  You’ll also receive 10% off all purchases from Sports Basement on the day.

Once signed up, you will have ongoing access to free books through the First Book National Book Bank, and low-cost books through the First Book Marketplace. Closer to the book distribution event, you will receive emails with more information about this special initiative in San Francisco. 

To bring the truck of books to San Francisco, we need at least 2,000 area educators to sign up, so share this information with friends and colleagues you know who are serving children in need. Encourage them to sign up – we have books for them too!

Thanks for all the work you do to support the children in your community, and for helping to bring 40,000 new books to the Bay Area’s children!  If you have questions or need assistance, please contact First Book at

Happy Reading!  

Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Truckload of 40,000 Books Coming Our Way on March 1st!

Do you work with underserved kids who need books in their homes?  Does your program need to expand your library?

We're very excited to announce that on March 1st, First Book San Francisco will be getting a Truckload of Books from the First Book national organization for distribution to recipient groups.  Working with Sports Basement, that means we've got 40,000 books to give away for FREE!

If you are a recipient group and want to pick up free books for your libraries or classrooms,  register here to join us on March 1st at Sports Basement. Not only will you receive free books, Sports Basement is offering attendees 10% off the day of our Truckload of Books event and will also give 10% back to First Book from purchases that day! 

Or maybe you'd like to help First Book San Francisco by being one of our much needed sponsors? Send us an email and join Sports Basement and others who have already pledged to be part of this amazing event!  Or just join us in helping promote literacy among children who need it by donating to First Book San Francisco. 

Watch this space for updates and news about the event!