Browseabout Books has created a partnership with the Cape Readiness Team and Cape Henlopen School District Bookmobile. The bookmobile visits high-need neighborhoods during the summer months to provide books to children from birth to fifth grade. On the horizon of the bookmobile's fifth year, district Supervisor of Elementary Curriculum Donna Kolakowski estimates the team will give out over 3,000 books this summer.
Cape Readiness Team's state funding was recently cut for this program, which left a huge gap for bookmobile operations. When Browseabout General Manager Susan Kehoe learned of this void, she knew Browseabout could meet the needs of the bookmobile. Browseabout plans to provide new board books, Spanish language books and many other books to supply to Cape students.
To kick off the partnership, Cape and Browseabout are having a contest to find three unique bookmark designs. One of these bookmarks will be given away with every book. Cape elementary students in third to fifth grades are eligible to compete in the Bookmobile Bookmark Contest. Students can submit original art beginning Friday, Feb. 10, to be considered for the official Summer 2017 Bookmobile Bookmarks. All entries can be submitted at any of the four Cape elementary schools. Templates will be provided by the schools for the design.
Browseabout employees will select the winning bookmarks and give awards at a ceremony at 5 p.m., Friday, March 10, at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact CHSD Public Relations Coordinator Alyssa Titus at Alyssa.Titus@cape.k12.de.us.