WELCOME TO ISLAND BOOKS!
Island Books is a grassroots initiative founded in 2004 with the goal of filling the bookshelves of Anguilla's primary schools and encourage the love of reading.
An Anguilla visitor for over 15 years, Heidi Hughey wanted to find a way to give back to her beloved island. After visiting a local school, Heidi, who is a Boston native and reading teacher, decided to bring some children's books for them on her next visit. Soon, she was bringing entire suitcases full with every return trip.
Heidi partnered with the Alwyn Allison Primary School's Art Egel. Together, they envisioned creating a program under the simple notion that each visitor could bring a childrens book in their beach bag.
Through generous donations, Island Books has brought over one thousand new and used books to Anguilla's schoolchildren. Today, Island Books reaches every single primary school on Anguilla.
Please help us to continue to provide the children of Anguilla with new and gently used books by contributing a book to our organization. If you are looking for some suggestions, we have compiled an Amazon Wish List of some books we would like to purchase for the children.
We are also on Facebook! Our Facebook page will contain special information for our Group Members as well as a 'Wall' for Island Book Sponsors to share their experiences, photos, and videos.
Thank you for visiting our website and we hope to hear from you very soon!