The Bookmobile Babe
- Arts & Culture
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
Location1221 SW 11th Avenue#503Portland, OR 97205 United States
The Bookmobile Babe is a 501(c)(3) organization that aims to promote the love of literacy to underserved populations in the Portland, Oregon metro area.
A small group of book lovers and teachers got together in 2018 once we learned that the Multnomah County Library had lost its funding for a bookmobile. We then decided to start our own! We began doing book exchanges with kids so that they get our books and we get theirs! We offer a free summer reading camp to kids ages 0-18 at Lents Park every summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1:30 pm from June 28th-August 18th. We believe in offering free literature that expresses diversity in all forms. We support authors and readers of all ages, colors, cultures, backgrounds, and abilities. We have won three grants in the past year to support our summer camp. We've also distributed around 2000 free books each year to children for the past 5 years.