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 is the new name for First Book-Collier County, now entering its second decade of providing brand-new, top-quality books throughout the school year.  We distribute 75,000 books annually to approximately 7,000 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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Give Where You Live – 2017

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank you for your generous support to Give Where You Live Collier!

Through the generosity of our community, near and far, over $4 million was received in 24 short hours and more than $24,000 for Books for Collier Kids! Your gifts make a significant difference in the lives of the children from low-income families we serve in Collier County. Sincere thanks.

The 7,000 disadvantaged children we serve in Pre-K through second grade and all of here at Books for Collier Kids sincerely thank you for your support!

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