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Supporting Children's Literacy in SC

54,360 mailed to SC children!

With November’s books in mailboxes, My First Books SC has sent more 54,360 free books to children under the age of 5 in South Carolina.

Miss Maple’s Seeds

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow – Aeschylus A perfect book to snuggle up to in the fall, Miss Maple’s Seeds gathers lost seeds, and keeps them safe and warm until it’s time for them grow.  Shipped in November to Group 5 children (born in 2012), this beautifully illustrated book celebrates each child’s…
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I Love My Mommy Because…

In “I Love My Mommy Because” by Laurel Porter Gaylord, your infant can relate to the ways animal mommies care for their babies.  Each adorable animal mommy and baby illustration shows all of the wonderful things mommies do every day. Reading “I Love My Mommy Because,” which will be mailed in November to infants in Group 1 (born…
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A, B, C easy as 1, 2, 3

“ABC Look At Me,” a fun, interactive book by Roberta Intrater, will be sent to Group 2 children (born in 2015) in the month of November.  Your child will love the bold colors of the letters and the smiling faces featured throughout.  This “lift and learn” book contains over 40 flaps your child can lift to…
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50,000 books and counting!

We surpassed the 50,000 books mark!  To date, My First Books SC has mailed more than 51,884 books to children throughout the state.

Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall…

In November, children in Group 3 (born in 2014) will receive Tomie dePaola’s “Mother Goose,” featuring more than 200 beloved nursery rhymes.  Parents can share their favorite rhymes with their children, reading a few short rhymes to younger children and longer passages to older ones. Each book from the Imagination Library is hand-selected by education experts to…
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Thank you Optimist Club!

Optimist Club provides first books for local toddlers (Cola Daily, Columbia) – They’re just learning how to babble and crawl, but children living in Lexington Richland School District Five already are building a home library. The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo has provided $3,000 to purchase books for 90 students in the school district’s Ready By…
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MFBSC in the News!

Nonprofit puts books in the hands of babies (WXLT-TV 19 – Columbia) – More than a third of South Carolina babies will not be ready for kindergarten, and one nonprofit wants to change that by putting books in the hands of infants. Kassi Heyward has been reading to her 9-month old son Kyson since he…
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A Lowcountry child…

We have a very successful literacy program up and running in the Lowcountry – here’s a testimonial from one of our families there: A GRANDMOTHER IN HOLLYWOOD, SC WRITES: “I am blessed with a 2 year old granddaughter. I signed her up to receive the monthly books, when the books come in the mail she is…
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Starting the Midlands program

We decided to start the My First Books program in the Midlands to help fight the growing childhood literacy problem in our community. When a child enrolls into our program, he or she will start their very own home library and could amass up to 60 books by the time the child turns five!  We…
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