Bookmobile | Nantucket, MA

“Let’s Make a Change” Fundraiser for Nantucket Bookmobile

Gillean Myers, a first grade teacher at Nantucket Elementary School, started a bookmobile for island children in 2016. She started this because she had been hearing her students say they had no books at home. By collecting donations of new and used books, she began the Bookmobile with generous support of Don Allen Ford, who donated the first van. ACK Eye, Fisher Real Estate, the Nantucket Book Festival, The Chicken Box, and others were all instrumental in getting the Bookmobile up and running.Bookmobile | Nantucket, MA

Because of pandemic restrictions, she is not permitted to deliver any books to children. Instead, she has found ways for teachers to come and get some books for kids, while maintaining safe distancing.

The goal of this fundraiser is to fill this jug with loose change that you might have around and if not (or in addition to)…we’ll take a book for any and all students on ACK. Stop by Chicken Box on Daves Street this Sunday 1/17 from noon to 2-ish. Stop by and donate to help keep the Bookmobile’s vision of fostering the love of reading and promoting literacy for Nantucket’s youth. Remember: all must adhere to social distancing, and masks are a must.


Jan 17 2021


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

2021 Annual Events

  • April 23 – 25, Daffodil Festival
  • May 19 – 23, Wine Festival
  • June 17 – 20, Nantucket Preservation Month
  • June, Book Festival
  • July 3 – Independence Day Festivities; Downtown Celebration and Independence Day Fireworks
  • July 13 – 15, Nantucket Garden Festival
  • July 15 – 17, Comedy Festival
  • July 17 – 28, Film Festival
  • July, Nantucket Art and Artisan Show
  • July 19 – 24, Dance Festival
  • August 5 – 7, NHA’s Nantucket by Design
  • August 14, Boston Pops
  • August 14 -22, Nantucket Race Week
  • August 22, Opera House Cup
  • August, Marine Life Release Day
  • October 9, Cranberry Festival
  • November, NHA’s Festival of Wreaths
  • December, Christmas Stroll
  • December, NHA’s Festival of Trees