The potential of the Free Bookmobile is calling. On June 15, I will leave my job with COTS to devote full-time attention to literacy and love of reading. It’s time to expand our outreach to service the core need: early access to books, which predicts the success of our children, the success of the next generation. With drastic cuts being made to library and educational programs, the Free Bookmobile must step up. It’s the right thing to do and the right time to do it.
And we need your help! We need your help to fund the production of these terrific events, to send needy kids home with books clutched to their chests and smiles broadening their faces. Fortunately we’ve been graced with a very generous $2,500 matching grant to kick off our fundraising drive. Every dollar you can invest in this crucial expansion of our mission will be instantly doubled!
We are already beginning our new routes to bring books directly to schools, such as the Kawana and Willow Creek preschools we just visited. We will supply early literacy program events, and continue to develop creative partnerships like our long-term loan of the original Free Bookmobile vehicle to the children at Landpath’s Bayer Farm in Roseland.
Please take a moment right now to boost our children’s access to books, to grow new brain pathways and stimulate a love of reading that will serve them the rest of their lives. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation online, or please send a check to the Sonoma County Free Bookmobile, PO Box 159, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.
Thank you so very much for your support!