Books for Collier Kids (formerly First Book-Collier County) is dedicated to putting a steady stream of new books into the hands of children living in poverty in our community–books for them to read and own. Books in the home are vital to a child’s ability to read and learn..


girl with book FTBooks for Collier Kids (formerly First Book-Collier County), in its second decade, provides brand-new, top-quality books throughout the school year.  We currently distribute 100,000 books annually to approximately 8,000 disadvantaged Collier County children in pre-K, kindergarten, and first- and second-grade . . . books for them to read, take home and share with their families.


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Once again we encourage our friends to stay at home and read to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday . . . and to donate in his honor!  Read more about this opportunity.


We are delighted to be a participant in the Community Foundation of Collier County’s 2019 Give Where you Live campaign. Last year, nearly $4 million was raised in 24 short hours, with almost $8,000 (30 donations) going to Books for Collier Kids! Your gifts make a significant difference in the lives of the children from low-income families whom we serve in Collier County.  This year’s campaign runs from Wednesday, February 20, at noon to Thursday, February 21, at noon.  Read more and consider donating to Books for Collier Kids as part of this very special 24-hour event!

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