Winter grant cycle is now closed.
Stay tuned for our Summer grant cycle in 2020.

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(available as a Word Doc and a PDF)

Unlike any other nonprofit organization that gives books, Books for STL Kids provides only new books as we believe every child should have their own book and feel the magic of book ownership.

Our distribution method is unique. Twice a year, we provide book grants to qualifying organizations that serve low-income children in the Greater St. Louis area. These recipient groups are awarded book credits to purchase books on the First Book Marketplace ( at 50-90% off retail prices. The groups are able to select the titles and quantities that best fit the children they serve. These books are then shipped directly to the organization. All books given go home with the children so they can start a library of their own at home.

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