First Book of Western New York

October 24, 2013 Updated Oct 24, 2013 at 6:20 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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October 24, 2013 Updated Oct 24, 2013 at 6:20 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Good things are happening in Buffalo as a local organization spreads the joy of reading to the less fortunate.

First Book is a group whose mission is to provide children from low-income families with their own books.

It's part of a national program, but this is the first one serving all eight counties of Western New York.

Last week, the organization kicked off it's efforts to give local kids new opportunities to learn by awarding grants for book to three organizations.