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Links to Press Democrat Coverage
Written by admin, June 9th, 2009   

Our friend Rayne Wolfe has turned in a very nice bookmobile follow-up on her Good Deeds blog. It celebrates the donation of the trailer as well as other recent contributions. You can check it out here:

http://gooddeeds.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/10020/bookmobile-man-gets-trailer/

If you missed the original print article on May 17, it is now online here:

http://community.pressdemocrat.com/2009/05/bringing-back-the-bookmobile.html

This coverage has connected us with many new supporters and we are ever so grateful! Thanks, Rayne.


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The Day the Trailer Came Our Way
Written by admin, June 6th, 2009   

The project reached a major milestone a couple of weeks ago when Press Democrat reader Jim Darlington offered his old surveyor’s trailer to the Sonoma County Free Bookmobile. The newspaper story reminded him of opportunities for reading that he didn’t have as a youth and he promptly got in touch with us to see if he could make a difference for this generation, which includes his ten-year-old daughter Amber.

The trailer is based on the bed of a Chevy Luv pickup, with a water-tight shell built up around. It features a cool side window that will make a great browsing port for a couple of long shelves. The trailer isn’t big enough for patrons to enter so we will instead make use of rolling carts to bring most of the books outside of the vehicle via a ramp. In a stroke of perfect timing, Suzanne Brunetti of Episcopal Senior Communities (ESC) got in touch to let us know that ESC has been looking for ways to get books to homebound seniors and wants to support the Bookmobile. They have generously offered to purchase carts so we can get this show on the road!

Our last step before launch is a couple of modifications to the trailer, on which Jeremy Young of Young Massage has been diligently working. He demonstrates a very creative mind and is already drafting up ways in which we can boost overall capacity.

Many thanks to these major donors and to all our friends out there who keep bringing us books and sending us fabulous stories of what the bookmobile meant to them as children. Your spirit of sharing will make new memories possible for our children, our grandparents, and everyone in between.


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