Annual Book Drive and Bookmobile

   
Since 2013, Darling's has collected and given away thousands of free books for kids in our community!

What is the Literacy Volunteers of Bangor Book Drive?
Envisioned and launched in 2013 by our team, this event was designed to help share the joys of literacy with kids in our communities, through partnerships with Literacy Volunteers of Bangor and The Briar Patch bookstore in downtown Bangor.  This annual event together kids, books, and ice cream.  Held annually during late June, this fun event features read-along story time with local "celebrities", free ice cream from the Darling's Ice Cream for a Cause truck, and collects books for our Bookmobile events.

In addition, our dealerships typically host a month-long book collection event at each of our stores for the entire month of June, with all donated books being added to the donations for the Bookmobile.

What is the Literacy Volunteers of Bangor Bookmobile?
Held later in the summer months, the Darling's Ice Cream for a Cause truck partners with Literacy Volunteers of Bangor to visit schools, daycares, and local neighborhoods to share free books and free ice cream with kids in our community.  Visiting communities in Bradley, Bangor, Brewer, Old Town, Orono, and Eddington, this partnership gives out hundreds of free books to children each summer to help them develop their reading skills and their love of learning.  Any donated books that are not handed out to kids are then given to Literacy Volunteers of Bangor for their programs.

When is the Next Book Drive?  
We typically plan our book collection drive for June, the annual event in Bangor for late June, and Bookmobile stops happening shortly after.  For more information, visit Darling's Auto Group or Darling's Ice Cream for a Cause on Facebook or www.icecreamforacause.com.  You can also sign up for our notification list to be the first to know when we schedule our 2019 event dates.

How Can I Make a Book Donation?
Our dealerships host an annual book collection event for the entire month of June.  During other times of the year, if you have books to donate to the next Bookmobile stops, please contact us at icecream@darlings.com or drop them off anytime at any Darling's location in Brewer, Bangor, Ellsworth, or Augusta.

6th Annual Literacy Volunteers Book Drive
June 26th, 2018
 
5th Annual Literacy Volunteers Book Drive
June 20th, 2017
 
4th Annual Literacy Volunteers Book Drive 
June 20, 2016
 
3rd Annual Literacy Volunteers Book Drive 
June 23, 2015
 
2nd Annual Literacy Volunteers Book Drive 
June 24, 2014