Gillean Myers, a first grade teacher at Nantucket Elementary School, started a bookmobile for the kids of Nantucket in 2016. She heard her students say they had no books at home and started collecting donations of new and used books. With the generous support of a van donated by Don Allen, she began the Nantucket Bookmobile.
Along with Fisher Real Estate, ACK EYE, the Nantucket Book Festival and The Chicken Box, the Bookmobile was up and running. Recently, one of her family members hooked her up with a new van! Because of COVID, she is not allowed to deliver any books to children as she normally would, but the need is there now more than ever. So, she found ways for teachers to get books to their students, while maintaining safe distancing.
Stop by Chicken Box this Sunday, January 17th from 12-2 to fill this jug with any loose change that you might have around your house. If you have old books in good condition, they will take those as well!
Donate to keep the Bookmobile’s vision of fostering the love of reading and promoting literacy for Nantucket’s youth!! Gillean can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to adhere to social distancing and masks are a must.