Open eBooks: A Library of Opportunity for All Youth

It is well known that literacy is the foundation of all learning, but not every child has access to the books they need to build this foundation. If your Club is in need of free, open access to thousands of children’s books, look no further: First Lady Michelle Obama recently announced the Open eBooks initiative. Open eBooks has been made possible thanks to a partnership of library, publishing, and technology organizations working together to create this initiative.

Educators, librarians, and program leaders working with children and youth from families in need can sign up with First Book to receive free access to the Open eBooks app. Once you have signed up with First Book, you will have access to Open eBooks, as well as access to the First Book Marketplace for low-cost books and resources, and the First Book National Book Bank for free books.

First Book is a nonprofit organization that provides access to high quality, brand new books and educational resources - for free and at low cost - to schools and programs serving children in need.