VIA boxes feed Boardwalk bookworms

June 23, 2022

The Village Improvement Association book boxes are stocked and ready for the summer.

Located just off the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk at Grenoble Place next to the VIA clubhouse, the two small boxes provide free books for adults and children. VIA volunteers keep the book boxes stocked year-round with the help of local thrift shops and community members. In an average high-season week, more than 150 gently used beach reads go to passersby. Since they were first established, the boxes have provided readers with thousands of free books.

The adult reading box was the built in 2017 through the generosity of D.F. Quillen and Sons. The children’s box was donated by a local resident in 2019. Most recently, Dry-Tek and representative Trent Ireland salvaged the worn-out roof of the adult box with the installation of Dry-Tek vapor lock material. The book boxes are a true community effort.

Both boxes are full of fiction and nonfiction books ready to be adopted. The VIA encourages everyone to take or borrow books, and replace books, if possible, so everyone can enjoy summer reading.

The Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach is a unique women’s civic and charitable organization comprising members of all ages and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1909, VIA members have been harnessing their collective powers to make enduring contributions to the town of Rehoboth Beach and surrounding communities. For more information, go to


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