First Book

The Norwalk Federation of Educational Personnel (NFEP) wants to do its part to help our students succeed!  In this spirit, NFEP is leading an effort to bring more than 40,000 free books this spring to our community from First Book, a national non-profit organization, to inspire a love of reading and to help all Norwalk students succeed in school. 

To do this, we need your help.  To qualify for the books, we need to register at least 500, but up to 2,000, eligible school staff and volunteers with First Book. Staff from community programs who serve students and families in need are also eligible.

To register with First Book, school staff, volunteers, administrators or community program staff must fulfill one of these criteria:

  • Work or volunteer in Norwalk Public School.

  • Work or volunteer with 70% or more English Language Learners or students in special education programs.

  • Work or volunteer in a community-based program that serves 70% or more of students or families in need (for example, homeless shelter, food pantry, United Way agency, Boys and Girls Club, church-based afterschool program, etc.)

  • Work or volunteer with programs or schools serving military families.

Register now with First Book so that Norwalk can receive free books! Help us reach out goal of bringing 40,000 books to our community! No purchase is necessary.

Let’s fill our classrooms, school buses, front offices, school nurse health rooms, cafeterias and afterschool programs with new books.  Let’s give books to our students to take home to read and encourage parents to read to their children.   

By registering now with First Book, you will have continuous access (but are under absolutely no obligation to order) to all of First Book’s resources, including and low-cost books and school supplies through the First Book Marketplace, as well as grant and free book opportunities.  No purchase is necessary.

Let’s work together to support today’s readers and build tomorrow’s leaders.  Sign up today at and help us bring 40,000 brand new books to the children of Norwalk this spring.

Watch for follow-up emails with details about the spring book distribution, volunteer opportunities to help with this effort, and how you and your students can directly benefit