First Book - Alburquerque

First Book Alburquerque
Advisory Board


Juan Fidel Larraņaga, Hispano Round Table (HRT) - Co Chair
Paula Delap-Padilla, Albuquerque Business Education Compact (ABEC)
Gregory Webb, Commission for Community Volunteerism
Kathy Chilton, Libro
Jessica Fields, South Valley Academy
Renata Witte, NMPTA

"Providing first books for low income children. Promoting early reading."

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We've had 3 great First Book Speed Read competitions. Click here to sponsor the Speed Readers.

Contact us at (272-9532)

Next Event - March 2, 2008 - First Book Speed Read - 2 PM ABQ Uptown

September 2007, Expo NM - State Fair

November 11, 2006. First Book Speed Read Competition - Borders Uptown

October 10, 2006- Lt. Governor Diane D. Denish joins First Book-Alburquerque to present 500 new books to Head Start preschoolers

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Thank you Juan L, & Lisa Barrow, & Danielle Durham, & Theresa Harnisch, & CRTC employees, & others for donations.

A recent study has shown that access to reading materials is extremely limited for children from low-income families: estimated to be about one book for every 300 children.

"the 'r' is for reading!"

I Read Aloud Literacy Forum - New *

Help Cheerios donate 100,000 copies of Eric Carle's The Tiny Seed. YOU can decide where they will be donated by answering questions correctly. The more questions you answer, the more votes you get!

First Book ABQ awards 3 $1,0000 Borders gift certificates
Donations were taken over the holidays at Borders stores to benefit local literacy groups. First Book Alburquerque received applications and distributed three $1,0000 Borders gift certificates to local agencies promoting literacy.
The Storehouse, Los Padilla's Elementary, & East Central Ministries each will receive a $1,0000 Borders gift card.
Every year First Book teams up with Borders to promote literacy and provide first books to new readers.
Recipients will purchase books for new readers at the new Borders Bookstore at Uptown. Nationally First Book Received More Than $830,000 from Borders Group and its Borders and Waldenbooks Customers.
First Book Alburquerque is currently taking donations for a First Book Speed Read event which will take place March 31 in Isleta.

others: YDI Mariposa
APS title i
APS Los Padillas
APS La Luz Elementary
PTA clothing bank

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