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First Library, a New Jersey nonprofit corporation, is dedicated to early childhood literacy, book ownership and library patronage.

First Library Plus, a First Library (firstlibrary.org) program, offers first time mothers in need books plus clothing and educational toys during their child's first three years of life, free of charge, through its incentive and reward program, while promoting early childhood literacy, journaling, library patronage, and healthy and responsible parenting.

Points are earned through the following activities:

1. Reading to your child daily (1 point)

2. Submission of daily reading log (1 point)

3. Monthly local library patronage with documentation (10 points)

4. Quarterly reading surveys (20 points)

5. Semi-annual parent questionnaire (40 points)

Other opportunities to earn points are available.

Points (up to 2000 points yearly - $1000.00 in credit) are awarded quarterly and parents can use their points to shop our online children's boutique for books, toys and clothing for their child. Shipping is extra. See firstlibrary.org/rewards for complete details.

The following requirements must be met for consideration in the program:

*It's the mother's first child.

*The mother is less than 28 weeks pregnant or has a child under one year old.

*The mother is able to commit to the program for three years.

*The mother is currently enrolled in Medicaid, Food Stamps/SNAP, Assistance to Needy Families/Work First NJ, WIC or has extreme financial need.

*The mother is enrolled in a participating service organization program.

To receive the first (minimum 200 points- $100.00 credit) and subsequent rewards mothers must read to their child (unborn, too) daily, submit a daily reading log, visit their local library monthly (with documentation), complete one reading survey and answer one parent questionnaire for three months.

The program is voluntarily and participation may be redrawn at any time.

Enrollment and continued participation is limited to first time parents only and may be revoked at any time.

Together, we can give your first born child a happy, healthy, and smart start.

Catherine Tinger Goldberg

Founder

First Library

First Library Plus

PLEASE FILL OUT AS MUCH AS YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE ANSWERING. CERTAIN ANSWER ARE REQUIRED.

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Email address *

Your email

Mother's First Name *

Your answer

Mother's Last Name *

Your answer

Age *

Your answer

Birthdate *

Your answer

Phone *

Your answer

Ethnicity *

White

Black

Hispanic

Asian

Primary Language Spoken *

English

Spanish

Other

How well do you speak English? *

Polite

Conversational

Fluent

Marital Status *

Single

Married

Separated

Widow

Is this you first baby? *

Yes

No

If no, please explain

Your answer

Are you less than 24 weeks pregnant? *

Yes

No

If no, how many weeks?

Your answer

Baby's Birthdate

Your answer

Baby's First Name

Your answer

Baby's Last Name

Your answer

Baby's Gender

Female

Male

Father's First Name

Your answer

Father Last Name

Your answer

Are you employed? *

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No

Are you attending school? *

Yes

No

Level of *

Primaryrimary

GED

High School

Associate

Bachelor

Post Graduate

Do you plan on continuing your education? *

Yes

No

Unknown

To what level?

Your answer

Do you have a pediatric care provider? *

Yes

No

Maybe

Are you a smoker? *

Yes

No

Has there been any alcohol use during your pregnancy?

Yes

No

Has there been any drug use during your pregnancy?

Yes

No

Do you sometimes suffer from sadness or depression?

Yes

No

Do you feel overwhelmed or stressed at times?

Yes

No

Do you have a prenatal care provider (OB/GYN)? *

Yes

No

Will you be the baby's primary caregiver? *

Yes

No

Maybe

Will you be residing by yourself after the baby is born? *

Yes

No

Maybe

If yes, whom will you be residing with after the baby is born?

Your answer

Will you be breastfeeding the baby?

Yes

No

Unknown

Will you be practice family planning?

Yes

No

Unknown

Do you have any close family living nearby? *

Yes

No

Do you have any close friends living nearby? *

Yes

No

Which of the following programs are you currently enrolled in

Medicaid

NJ Family Care

SNAP

Assistance to Needy Families/Work First NJ

WIC

Is your income under $22,000,000?

Yes

No

Referred by? *

Your answer

Name of Organization? *

Your answer

Organization's Email address? *

Your answer

Organization's phone number? *

Your answer

Signature of Mother or Mother's Parent (print acceptance) *

Your answer