[Libs-Or] Join the First Book Board!

Joanna Burgess burgessj at reed.edu
Sun Jan 9 19:38:12 PST 2011

Join the First Book Board!

First Book (www.firstbook.org) is a national non-profit organization  
that gives new books to children from low-income families so that the  
children can start their own home libraries. The Portland Advisory  
Board has been active in the tri-counties since 1998, and has granted  
over 40,000 new books to existing literacy organizations such as  
LifeWorks NW, the Oregon Child Development Coalition, and the Native  
American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest. Our Board is  
comprised of volunteers from non-profit agencies, businesses,
libraries, and the community. We are currently recruiting new Board  
members. The primary duties of the Board are to conduct fundraising  
campaigns, identify potential recipient groups, and award book grants  
every year, with a time commitment of 5-10 hours/month. If you are  
interested, please visit www.firstbook.org/portlandor or email  
portland_or at firstbook.org. We will hold an informational meeting on  
Monday, January 17 at 7:30 at Cafe Pallino (3003 SE Division St,  
97202). At that meeting, we can answer questions and tell you more  
about First Book. We hope to see you there!

The First Book Portland, OR Advisory Board

Joanna Burgess
Digital Assets Librarian
Reed College Library

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