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Finley Foundation Increases Operational Support for Free Bookmobile
Written by admin, August 19th, 2014   

A huge thank you to The Ernest L. and Ruth W. Finley Foundation!  The Finley Foundation board recently renewed and expanded their generous annual support of Free Bookmobile operations, which will benefit more than 15,000 patrons this year.  Their investment over the years has provided the keystone of our ability to expand and improve our services, and we are are regularly adding new appearances around Sonoma County as a result.  This includes recent visits to The Children’s Village of Sonoma County, Vigil Light Senior Apartments, and our new monthly stop at the Santa Rosa Marketplace along Kawana Springs Road, which we hope will be an access point for thousands of nearby low-income residents.  Check our schedule page for details.

The Finley Foundation has been a stalwart of support for Sonoma County’s families over many decades.  For helping us promote literacy and share the love of reading, we are extremely grateful!

United Way Summer Children’s Book Drive Underway at All Exchange Bank Locations
Written by admin, August 4th, 2014   

United Way of the Wine Country Children's Book Drive

Did you know that more than half of Sonoma County third-graders read below standard proficiency level? To help remedy that, we are in partnership once again with United Way of the Wine Country and Exchange Bank to bring the gift of literacy to children across the region this summer. You can help by going through your kids’ books and bringing us the ones they have outgrown or simply read too many times! Past years have seen a wonderful response from Sonoma County families as they filled our book bins with thousands of high quality children’s titles for us to pass on to others. Each and every Exchange Bank location is hosting a donation bin through September 10, so now’s the time to get your stack together. We promise to make sure they land in the hands of kids who are otherwise challenged for access to literacy materials.

This is a great project to share among your co-workers, church group, service club or neighbors. Let folks know what you’re up to and invite them to join in the fun — see how many books you can collectively bring in for our shelves…for our children’s future!