We are very pleased to announce yet another expansion of our popular services: we are now bringing books to 10 important yet underserved Sonoma County communities each and every month. Residents had frequently asked when we could return and how often. Our new commitment is a big step forward in standardizing our routes and offering assurance to those without traditional library services that we will be there for them. By checking our “Schedule” webpage at the end of each month, anyone can find our next date of return to those high-priority locations, chosen primarily for their distance from a library branch (along with a few other factors).
The monthly route communities are: Geyserville, Larkfield, Cotati, Roseland/SW Santa Rosa, Boyes Hot Springs, Kenwood/Glen Ellen, Monte Rio, Jenner, Bodega Bay, and Valley Ford. These visits will be on weekends when more residents are available to meet us.
If you have enjoyed the Free Bookmobile in a different location – don’t worry! We will continue to host additional events in order to serve the entire county, especially in conjunction with fairs, festivals, and other special events at which we’re likely to reach a lot of people. It helps when we know about them well in advance, so please include us in first notifications, especially if your event reaches kids, seniors, or low-income families.
We will also continue our weekday focus on child outreach. In addition to our regular rotation of preschools and child development centers, we have added the regional Boys & Girls Clubs to our schedule planning. Our first outings to the Rohnert Park and Geyserville clubs were so much fun! Big thanks to all you book donors out there who are bringing in fresh titles for the range of kids we are serving. Keep ‘em coming!