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Finding Free Books for the Classroom

These organizations provide print and online books to qualifying schools and students.

First Book

First Book is a nonprofit that provides new books and educational resources - for free and at low cost - to schools and programs serving children in need, from birth to age 18.

First Book is able to make new, high-quality books available to schools and programs thanks to our partners in the publishing industry, who want to be sure the books are going to organizations serving children from low-income families.

Register with First Book at You can also purchase books at a deep discount at the First Book Marketplace,

We Give Books

We Give Books is a new digital initiative from the Penguin Group and Pearson that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. Go to

The Heart of America Foundation

The Heart of America Foundation creates school library makeovers and registers book drives for schools and organizations in need and provides book donations to schools and organizations through its Books from the Heart program. Go to

Reading Is Fundamental

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. They prepare and motivate children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most. For more information, go to


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