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Transforming the Lives of Children

Since 1995, WQPT has provided more than 200,000 free books to children whose families cannot afford them through the support of the First Book Program, a national initiative. WQPT works with selected schools and literacy programs throughout the region to distribute these books to children who are from low literate, low income, English as second language, rural and/or families with special needs.

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How You Can Make a Difference

It costs approximately $25.00 to support one student for a year in the First Book Club. Supporters of the First Book Club can sponsor a student, classroom or school. The impact you make is simply immeasurable.

We often receive notes from teachers like:

“I wish you could have seen the size of their eyes when I brought the box in and explained that they were books FOR THEM! They were off the charts excited the rest of the entire day! It’s incredibly generous of WQPT and its sponsors to support literacy for young children. THANK YOU!” —Kindergarten Teacher, Moline

You can support a student or an entire classroom. Make an contribution today, simply indicate the amount and indicate that the funds are to be utilized for the First Book program. To learn more, call us today at 309/764-2400 or use our online contact form.

How can your classroom or school participate in the program?
Learn more: Call 309/764-2400 or contact us online.


First Book Club Sponsors

We extend our appreciation these regional organizations and companies who are helping students develop and foster a love of reading. Thank you!