First Book -Orange County

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Basic Information

Address: Local Advisory Board #97 POB 614 Middletown, NY 10940
Phone Number: 770 683-8553
Director: Contacts Mrs. Jackson or Ms. DeWitt

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Additional Information

Causes Served: literacy, reading
Population Served: youth,
Ages for Volunteer: 18+
Hours of Service: attendance at 9 meetings a year, fundraising events, events with children
Minimum Hours Required: 2 hours
Days of Service: usually Saturday for meetings and fundraisers, midweek for childrens events
Mission Statement:


To provide children in need the opportunity to read and own their first new books.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

You cannot learn to drive without a car; likewise children cannot learn to read with out age appropriate reading materials. We provide shinny new books that motivate, stimulate and encourage the development of the critical lifelong skill of reading.

Program History:

Established in 2003 and have given out over 25,000 books


- Story charcter book parties
- Dr. Seuss Read Across America
- Cheerios Reading Contest judges
- Parent workshops