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Free Bookmobile Receives Grant from Community Foundation Healdsburg Area Fund
Written by admin, January 20th, 2012   

Community Foundation Healdsburg Area Fund

We are thrilled to announce support from the Community Foundation’s Healdsburg Area Fund! Our new grant will help us expand services to the Healdsburg & Geyserville areas. We are already very fond of the beautiful north end of the county and its denizens. Now we can increase both the breadth and frequency of our visits, to places like the 4Cs Child Development Center, the Boys & Girls Clubs, low-income senior housing, and a variety of fairs, festivals and fundraisers. Thank you, Community Foundation!

Upcoming Free Bookmobile  events in the area include the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Super Bowl Sunday morning (February 5) at Geyserville High School, and the Healdsburg Wild Steelhead Festival at the Plaza on February 11.  Hope to see you out there…


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Become a Free Book-Giver with World Book Night 2012
Written by admin, January 12th, 2012   

You can be a free book-giver too!  Thanks to a tip from one of our supporters, we are getting really excited about World Book Night 2012.  A grand success in the UK last year, this year they are hoping to enlist your help in giving away one million books in the U.S. on the night of Monday, April 23.

The hope is to turn a light or non-reader into a regular reader by sharing the joy of a great book.  Anyone 16 years or older can apply to be a giver, and the selection of books you can request is top-notch.  Give away 20 copies of your book and maybe change a life!  You can read more about it and apply on the World Book Night website.


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Free Bookmobile Now Accepting Audiobooks on CD
Written by admin, January 3rd, 2012   

We are now accepting audiobooks on CD!  Due to a shortage of donated books in large print format, we are opening our media preferences in hopes that audio titles will add variety for our patrons with vision challenges.  Besides, who doesn’t like being read to?

If you have CD audiobooks, please help us to help seniors and others who find it hard to read conventional material.  Bring them in to one of our drop-off locations listed on our website.  And thanks for your continued support!



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West County Route Change: Freestone to Alternate with Valley Ford
Written by admin, January 3rd, 2012   

After another terrific Bloomfield Volunteer Fire Department BBQ event back in late August, our warm reception there renewed our commitment to the sparsely populated southwest region of the county.  We confidently added Valley Ford to our monthly visit list beginning in October.  Three months later, we haven’t had much luck with patrons there, with no regulars to date.  So we have made our first adjustment to that monthly route: beginning in January, we’ll alternate the area stop between Valley Ford and Freestone.

Boosted by visitors to Wildflour Bread, our Freestone adventures have previously panned out well.  There are many residences within walking distance of our parking spot (on El Camino Bodega near the bakery), and this location is closer than Valley Ford to residents of Occidental and Graton, whom we hope will join us on those Freestone months.  No other changes are planned at this time, so we will still be serving Bodega Bay, Jenner, and Monte Rio as part of the west county route.


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