Thank you to all volunteers and partners that helped make the Kansas City First Book distribution a huge success! Watch the video on Vimeo.

Join us for the largest free book distribution in Kansas City!

This September is your chance to participate in something remarkable. LINC and our partners will distribute thousands of books to low-income kids in the Kansas City, Mo. area.

We’re partnering with First Book, an award-winning nonprofit that provides children with quality new books at deeply reduced prices.

Any organization who works with kids in need from birth to age 18 can sign up with First Book. Here are just a few of the many organizations that qualify: Schools, Early Childhood Programs, Out-Of-School Time Programs, Military Family Support Programs, Faith-Based Organizations, Shelters & Clinics, Libraries & Museums, and many more!

What you need to do

  1. Sign up online with First Book by August 25 at
    Signing up is FREE and there is no obligation (it’s true!). Once you have signed up, you will have access to tons of free and low-cost new books through First Book.
  2. Keep an eye on your email.
    On or around Aug. 27, First Book will email you a link to apply for free books from our Kansas City area distribution. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis so be sure to apply right away. Books can be picked up for free in the Kansas City area during the week of September 21 (details will be provided to approved applicants).  

Watch the video promo on Vimeo.

Shannon from First Book talks about the upcoming book distribution and how you can participate. Watch on Vimeo.