Community Hero Spotlight: Gillean Myers

Each year Nantucket Bank asks members of the community to nominate local individuals and organizations that have had major impacts on their communities. The top 12 heroes are selected by a committee and featured in the following year’s Community Hero Calendar.


Community Hero Gillean Myers - September 2018


September 2018 Community Hero


Gillean Myers makes it clear that she did not invent the “Book Mobile,” she just brought the trend to Nantucket! As a first grade teacher at Nantucket Elementary School, it became clear to Gillean that not all students on Nantucket had books in their homes or easy access to them. A teacher on a mission, Gillean takes her van on the road, placing books in the hands of island children. Through community support and generous in-kind donations, the “Book Mobile” continues to be replenished.

Gillean Myers is sending her $1,000 donation from the Blue Hills Bank Foundation to the Nantucket Book Festival.


Thank you, Gillean, for your dedication to the children of Nantucket.