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Free Books Every Month for Children in Dallas County

Ferst Readers, in partnership with the Boone Family Foundation and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, announces our Once Upon a Month literacy initiative, providing wonderful books to children, birth to five, and useful literacy resources to their parents, mailed to the home every month!

The program is currently available to children, under the age of five, that live in Dallas County.

To get started, simply fill out the registration form below.

For those families with children under five who live outside of Dallas County, please check back as our program continues to grow throughout Texas. To receive books now, and if you have the resources to do so, our program is available by subscription through our Read Ferst! program (click here).

For more information, or to help start a program in your community, contact us at: 888-565-0177 or email

To help support our Dallas program, tax deductible contributions can be made to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas HERE.


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If your child was born before April, 2014 they are not eligible for this program.
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We use data from school test scores to regularly evaluate program effectiveness. By enrolling your child in this program, you agree to the inclusion of your child's test/assessment data in our data collection. (This information is provided anonymously.)

Early Reading Benefits

The key is to start at birth. Immersing a child in a rich literacy environment can be a stronger predictor of literacy and academic achievement than family income. The more words a child hears, the larger the child’s vocabulary, and the larger the child’s vocabulary, the more likely the child will be a proficient reader.

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