Browseabout to Host Book Drive for Cape Book Mobile in April
During the month of April, Browseabout Books located on Rehoboth Avenue will host a local book drive. The drive aims to collect new or gently used books for the Cape Henlopen School District’s Bookmobile.
The Cape Bookmobile collects books during the school year to hand out to children in our local communities throughout the summer months. Books range in age from birth to middle school and are collected in both English and Spanish. “Browseabout has always been a very big supporter of our Bookmobile,” said Donna Kolakowski, Supervisor of Elementary Education. “Each year they donate new books for our volunteers to hand out, so when they came to us with the idea of holding a book drive, it was a no-brainer!” Over a 5-week timespan, the Bookmobile travels three days a week to high-need neighborhoods in the District. Principals, staff, the Cape Readiness Team and community members all volunteer their time to hand out the books.
In an effort to collect even more books for the Bookmobile this year, Browseabout Books will graciously be hosting a book drive during the entire month of April. "We at Browseabout take great joy in putting books in children's hands. We wanted to give our customers the same opportunity by asking them to donate a new book for the Cape Henlopen Bookmobile,” said Susan Kehoe, Manager of Browseabout Books. “This small act of kindness will make a big difference in the lives of children right here in Sussex County."
Community members wishing to participate may do so in a variety of ways. New and gently used books can be dropped off at Browseabout Books. The store will also be offering a 30% discount to customers who purchase a book at their store to donate to the Bookmobile.
For more information about the Cape Henlopen School District, visit their website at capehenlopenschools.com. For additional information about Browseabout Books, visit their website at browseaboutbooks.com.