Better World Books showcases bookmobile on National Bookmobile Day
Better World Books brings its book donation bus to the Robinson Community Learning Center to honor the company’s roots.
Better World Books will showcase their book donation bus, which is called Wordsworth, during National Bookmobile Day at the Robinson Community Learning Center in South Bend, Indiana on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
Better World Books has partnered with the Robinson Community Learning Center to produce the Center’s students with an afternoon of fun reading-related activities. The students will participate in story time, make crafts out of recycled books and have a chance to visit Wordsworth, the book bus, to pick out a book to take home.
Better World Books chose to partner with the Robinson Community Learning Center has a way to honor its roots. Three Notre Dame University students started a book drive to help fund programming at the Robinson Community Learning Center. Headquartering out of the back of the center, the three students were able to grow a larger business and launch the company that became Better World Books.
Better World Books acquired the book bus in October 2015 and held a naming poll online. Wordsworth was the winning name after several rounds of voting. The bus holds 3,500 books and will be used to donate books in area surrounding Better World Books’ Indiana distribution center and beyond.
About Better World Books
Better World Books (http://www.BetterWorldBooks.com) is a for-profit social enterprise and a global e-retailer providing products and information to socially conscious consumers. Better World Books collects and sells new and used books online matching each purchase with a donation, book for book, and with each sale generating funds for literacy initiatives in the U.S. and around the world. Since its founding in 2003, the Mishawaka, Indiana-based company has raised more than $22 million for libraries and literacy, donated 18 million books; reused or recycled over 200 million books and achieved 44,000 tons of carbon offsets through carbon balanced shipping.
About the Robinson Community Learning Center
The Robinson Community Learning Center (http://rclc.nd.edu) was founded in 2001 as an educational initiative of the University of Notre Dame, in partnership with South Bend’s Northeast Neighborhood. It’s mission is to welcome community and Notre Dame partners that strengthen the Northeast Neighborhood through relationship building and educational opportunities. By promoting innovation and excellence, the Center builds individual capacity and enhances existing systems throughout South Bend. Over 400 college student volunteers assist with programming that includes tutoring, seniors activities, English classes, youth entrepreneurship, Shakespeare, and the Take Ten conflict resolution program. Over 500 participants engage in activities at the Robinson Center, and outreach programs reach an additional 3,000 youth throughout South Bend and beyond.